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Re: Using Dropbox to hold local repository?

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:05:48 +0000

On 10 February 2014 15:10, Everett, Louis <leverett_at_utep.edu> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> 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.
>
>
http://tortoisesvn.net/faq.html#reponoserver

Surprisingly there is no FAQ about sharing working copies, but that is also
a bad idea.

If you have a server handy which provides external internet access then
your best bet is to install a subversion server. If you do not have such a
facility then you could try one of the many subversion hosting services.
Many of them offer free hosting for open source projects; some offer
limited free hosting for private repositories.

Simon

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