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Re: I use SVN for work, but what about for Home?

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: 2007-05-11 10:56:04 CEST

On 11/05/07, Roel Vanhout <roel@riks.nl> wrote:
> David Gardner wrote:
> > I'm a web developer (ColdFusion) and use SVN at work. I wonder about
> > using it at home for my side web projects.
> > I have a shared web hosting account at CrystalTech.com, but I'm sure
> > they don't offer any kind of Subversion stuff. And I can't install
> > anything on their servers.
> > So that means it has to be on my local machine, I guess.
>
> No, if your web hosting account provides you with ssh access there is
> another way: http://subversion.tigris.org/faq.html#paranoid (svn+ssh). I
> would recommend this way because it will give you offsite backups 'for
> free'.

But that surely means that his hosting account has to support running
svnserve, no?

> > Does SVN work well on local machines?
>
> Yes.
>
> > Is it hard to set up?
>
> No, see the 'New to to Subversion/TortoiseSVN' thread from yesterday.

I used file:/// based repositories on my local PC for a couple of
years when working from home. I still use it for my own stuff.

1. Create a new folder for the repository.
2. TSVN->Create repository here

You really should read the TSVN manual to see how it's done. It's not
hard at all.

Simon

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