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Am thinking of using subversion as a general purpose filing system

From: Daniel F Garcia <dgarcia_at_kobold.com.au>
Date: 2004-03-30 23:46:35 CEST

The more I use subversion, the more I like it. At the moment I'm even
thinking of using it as a general purpose filing system.
Our company is spread across many sites. These include:

* Our offices
* Client Sites
* Employees homes

Work tends to be project based and most users have notebooks. The
traditional problem with notebooks is that users never back up data and when
they do back their work up onto a server they often override other people's
work. Subversion can fix this my making it very easy to synchronize back to
the network. Also subversion eliminates the need to install servers at each
site as it runs very well across a wide area network. We can spend the extra
money on making sure that 1 server has RAID arrays, hot swap drives etc. The
Torotoise interface is quite nice and I imagine people will take to it quite
The only negatives I can see at this stage are:

* A bit of a learning curve, especially dealing with clashes
* There probably is a realistic limit to the file size we can store in
subversion (some users are on modems). Maybe 10mb should be a rough guide. I
imagine that we would not be storing 1GB ghost images up on subversion

Daniel F Garcia
Project manager

Mobile: 0438 670 947
Phone: 07 5461 1120
Email: dgarcia@kobold.com.au
Address: 4 Lloyd George Street, Eastern Heights QLD 4305

Received on Tue Mar 30 23:47:48 2004

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