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Using Dropbox to hold local repository?

From: Everett, Louis <leverett_at_utep.edu>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:10:43 +0000

I'm using Windows 7 64bit. I have dropbox installed. I access files on the dropbox from 3 locations.
I placed all my local repositories on the dropbox. I used tortoisesvn to create the repositories. Using all default options. I don't know enough to tell you if it is a FSFS or AFS or anything.
The working directories are also on dropbox in a separate path from the archives.
For about 6 months life was great and I used svn this way A LOT. Suddenly all of the archives are corrupted (I guess). The svn says the locations that it (repo-broswer) used to recognize as repository is not a repository.

So I got online and read about places NOT to set up a repository. Only problem is, I don't understand the language sufficiently to know if these bad places apply to dropbox.

I suspect they do but looking for confirmation before I proceed.

Funny thing is it seems all the repositories became corrupt at the same time not just the two I had been using recently. I found that odd.

Oh well, a sophisticated tool in the hands of an amateur is little better than a hammer. Bang bang bang.

Louis J. Everett
Mechanical Engineering Department
University of Texas at El Paso


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