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Re: Re: Configure TortoiseSVN on a new pc

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:06:25 -0500

On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 11:59 AM, elcaro <sam_kul_at_live.com> wrote:

> Felix,
> This is the first time I am using TortoiseSVN and whoever helped me set it
> up is also using a network folder (user's home folder on the network).

This against best practice and is unsupported.

> The reason we selected the user home folder on the network is it gets
> backed up daily. If we had created our working folder on C:\ then it
> wouldn't be backed up.

Working copies are considered disposable. Your repository should be backed
up - that is what matters. If you are holding a group of changes for an
extended period of time without committing, then you are again using
Subversion in a way that isn't really intended.

> Moreover most of them are using laptops and do not want to risk laptop
> disk going bad in daily commute.

Every laptop hard drive sold in the last 5+ years has sensors built in to
prevent exactly this situation from happening. And even then you're only at
risk if you're performing read/write operations WHILE jarring the hard
drive significantly.

> Hence the reason to create the working folder on the network.

IMHO, these are fairly weak reasons for going against the recommended usage
of the software.

> So if I upgrade on Win 7, I will have to upgrade the TSVN client on Win XP
> too. Am I understanding it right?
All clients which access a working copy must have matching major versions -
1.7.x in your current case.


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