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RE: TortoiseSVN works slow from removable usb pen drive

From: Appleton, Will <William.Appleton_at_sedgwickcms.com>
Date: 2007-05-24 17:29:08 CEST

Jogchum Koerts wrote:
> Hello,
> My question is about the use of TortoiseSVN on a removable USB pen
> drive. I want to store my repository's on my brand new usb 2.0 pen
> drive, with a storage capacity of 2 GB. Problem is that when I
> checkout, update or even commit a repository saved on my USB stick,
> it runs terrible slow.
> Posting my question up here means I hope more people have this
> problem, or know more about it?
> I primary use my usb stick in combination with windows vista, but it
> makes no differences with windows xp. While i noticed that svn uses a
> lot of small files, i changed the allocation unit size from default
> to 1024. It didn't speed up anything, but it did help me save some
> space on the device.
> Thanks in advance,
> Jogchum.

I just created a small repo on a very cheap *old* pendrive, using
SVN/TSVN 1.4.3. I added a bunch of files, binary and text, created new
wc's, committed changes etc., all using file:/// URLs. It seems as fast
as doing any other operation on the pen drive. It wasn't very slow at
all, even though it is a very old drive.

So it seems like this might not be an SVN problem. Are you using
file:/// URLs or are you starting svnserve? What's the URL you're


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