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Re: SVN Repository on a USB drive, FAT filesystem?

From: Derrick 'dman' Hudson <dman_at_dman13.dyndns.org>
Date: 2004-03-26 22:10:10 CET

On Fri, Mar 26, 2004 at 03:34:21PM -0500, ml_svn wrote:
| Do you think it is ok to put a repository on a removable disk,
| such as a USB drive, with a FAT filesystem?
| The docs warn against network mounts:
| Do not create your repository on a network share-it
| cannot exist on a remote filesystem such as NFS, AFS, or
| Windows SMB. Berkeley DB requires that the underlying
| filesystem implement strict POSIX locking semantics, and
| more importantly, the ability to map files directly into
| process memory. Almost no network filesystems provide
| these features.
| ... but I don't know enough about USB and filesystems to know
| if this applies.

USB is not a filesystem. It is a hardware interface, like SCSI IDE or
SATA. If you have a FAT32 filesystem on the USB device, then I would
expect that svn would generally work in that scenario. However, if
you move the USB device to a different windows machine, then the
repository could potentially not be readable (think BDB version).


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