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Re: accessing an external-HD repo via windows

From: Dave Lawrence <dlawrence_at_ad-holdings.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 17:43:31 +0000

> You may ask why I am not using the file:// protocol since it is a local
> repo.
> I read that one should never use Berkeley DB repositories with windows
> network shares.

I read that Berkeley DB repos should never be used with *any* sort of
network shares not just windows. Even the other format (FSFS) is best
hidden away behind a server and not just shared on the network - it
protects against viruses and accidental user damage, aswell as the
obvious security implications.

   Long term, I plan to commit to this repository from
> various windows computers via windows-shares, so I want to be sure that
> I always go through svnserve using the native filesystem. From what
> I've read the file:// protocol implies using Berkeley DB. Though this
> is all a little unclear.

No, using file:// implies the client directly talks to the repos - and
that *would* require file sharing for network use, but file protocol is
not recommended for network access although this has nothing to do with
whether or not you're using Berkeley DB - I think you've made a false
association due to separate warnings about file sharing.

> Could someone please send an example of how to refer by URL to a local
> repository via the svn:// protocol? I would also appreciate an example
> of how to structure the URL when I later want to checkout
> <vistacomputer>/testproj from <xpcomputer> when they are on the same
> local network.


(substitute server and repos with the real names - you can also use an
ip address if that's easier)

You could test svnserve on your local PC without using the network:

You don't need to do anything to the repos to tell it how you're going
to access it (file vs svn vs http) or what its URL is - that's all down
to your server and network configuration.

If you have existing working copies you can "relocate" them to the new
URL from the TSVN context menu.

> Thanks a ton,
> perk

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