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Re: Re: New to Subversion/TortoiseSVN

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-05-10 14:54:27 CEST

On 5/10/07, Curtis Dunn <Curtis.Dunn@toyoda-na.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the reply Roel. I realize now that some of my questions may
> have stemmed out of ignorance and thus did not make much sense.
> However, I have continued to read the svn and tsvn books online and feel
> that I am understanding this much better the second time through. To
> answer your question, we will be installing to a windows 2003 server.
> According to your reply, it should handle running the apache server
> without much of a problem. Now all I have to do is convince them to use
> apache on that server... But is there any reason not to install both
> servers or is that just completely unnecessary and redundant? (I read
> in an earlier post that someone had installed both so I assume that this
> is possible and that one won't conflict with the other in this case)

I too run Subversion via Apache on Windows 2003 and it runs very well.
If you're running on a physical server, even the most basic
server-grade hardware will handle it fine (my original SVN server is
on a somewhat old box). If you're running in a VM (as my new SVN
server is), it'll barely make a dent in the overall VM host memory &
CPU utilization.

You really should only support one repository access method at a time.
Apache is, IMHO, the most-flexible and most network admin-friendly way
to go. No extra ports to open, you can use mod_deflate to compress the
traffic, allow people to browse the repository via a web browser (and
customize the appearance via XSLT), and integrate with LDAP/Active
Directory authentication.

If you run both svnserve and Apache, you run a risk of a concurrency
issue - it's a tiny risk, but the overhead of maintaining two server
processes for the same service just doesn't make it worthwhile to me.
Plus, it's just less confusing for your users if you give them one
access scheme.

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