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Re: Using SVN over a Windows network

From: Jean-Marc van Leerdam <j.m.van.leerdam_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 23:21:06 +0100

Hi Eric,

On 06/02/2008, Eric Matthewson <ej.matthewson_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have SVN and TSVN installed on my local computer. In our office we have
> a Windows server network set up along with a public (P:) drive.
> It is possible to set up a SVN repository on the public (P) drive without
> having to install SVN (server) on the Windows server by only using TSVN? If
> so, then what would the SVN server installation be useful for... using SVN
> over the web?
> Thanks,
> EJ

Yes it's possible, but the usage is quite limited: file:// access to
repositories on network shares cannot be done concurrently in a reliable
way. And all users will need full write access to the files that constitute
the repository, so they can break the repository (intentionally or

Read the SVN manual to see why you really need a server setup in a
multi-user environment.

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