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Re: SVN on Classified Network

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2015 08:26:02 +0000

On 28 Oct 2015 06:47, "Lawrence Bryan" <larry.w.bryan2_at_boeing.com> wrote:
>
> We have to use TotoiseSVN on a classified network folder. The share was
created using Windows Server 2008 using NTFS.
>
> We have a user access controlled folder to contain the repository and as
a secondary backup a file sharing application called Integrated Digital
Environment (Project with further access controls). We will backup the
repository to the IDE every week.
>
> The TortoiseSVN users manual states: Not all network file sharing
protocols support the locking that Subversion requires.
>
> >>>>>>>>>> Do you know of Windows Server 2008 supports the locking that
SVN requires? <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
>

Putting a repository on a network share is definitely a bad idea and you
will get corruption that way. You should always set up a proper server with
the repository files located where normal users can't even see them.

Putting a working copy on a network share can work sometimes as long as
only one person is accessing it. Sharing a working copy is just asking for
trouble.

As to your original question, I don't know whether NTFS supports the
required level of locking, but I would say it's unlikely. Microsoft isn't
known for complying with any standards other than their own.

Simon

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