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Re: Am thinking of using subversion as a general purpose filing s ystem

From: Adrian Howard <adrianh_at_quietstars.com>
Date: 2004-03-31 23:06:37 CEST

On 31 Mar 2004, at 20:03, andy.glew@amd.com wrote:
> Hmmm.... mind if I run some comments by you,
> and ask a question or two?

Not at all :-)

> (1) are you using SVK?

Yes and no. I'm keeping a copy on a dev box to play with, but I'm not
using it for "real" work. Mainly because I just don't need the
functionality with my current work situation.

> (2) is SVK purely a layer on top of SVN?
> I.e. can other SVN users keeep using SVN while
> I connect to their repository using SVK?


> (2) SVK suffers what may be, for me, Subversion's fatal
> flaw: it cannot run on an NFS filesystem.

No idea on this one. Not something I have to deal with where I'm using

> (3) I find depending on a database annoying,
> requiring a new backup discipline. But I understand
> the reasons for a database; I like databases myself.
> They just up the sysadmin workload.

Since somebody has already gone to the effort of writing svnadmin
dump/load and hotbackup.py I've really not found it any more hassle
than backing up file based systems. YMMV.


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