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Re: Creating a repository

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 12:03:37 -0400

Technically, no.

Practically, yes.

Technically speaking, TortoiseSVN *can* create a repository. But it'll
be local-access only (think a repository residing on your local
system, for just you to use).

But it cannot serve a repository to client computers, and it can't
create one on a remote server. While you technically *could* log onto
the server, create the repository with TortoiseSVN, and then point
your server at it for use. But it would be better to use the tools
that come bundled with whichever server distribution you're using.

This is generally a good thing. If you have a centralized server, you
probably *don't* want every user to have the ability to create new
repositories on a whim. It presents an administrative headache.
Backups, access control rules, hook scripts, managing it all will
become a descent into madness. Organizations that have implemented
SharePoint have already faced this dilemma - it's so easy to create a
SharePoint site that everyone does it, and then you end up with
hundreds or thousands of them spread across the company in total
chaos.

On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 11:25 AM, John Adams <jxadams_at_ualr.edu> wrote:
> So a user (I'm an admin) pointed out to me recently (I'm a _new_ admin) that
> there was no way for a user to create a repository via TortoiseSVN. That
> seems odd to me. Is that so?

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