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Re: Will subversion repository work over iSCSI

From: Ulrich Eckhardt <eckhardt_at_satorlaser.com>
Date: 2004-04-14 13:33:22 CEST

Gal Aviel wrote:
> He wants the repos. to sit on our NAS, which supports
> iSCSI as well as NFS (I'm aware that the latter is not acceptable).
> So will subversion work over iSCSI ?
> We will probably take a low-cost linux x86 machine for the server (I plan
> to allow access to repos. only via subversion server, no local access).

As I understand it (and no, I didn't try) concurrent accesses to the DB are
only safe if it is on a local disk. However, if you run one single instance
of svnserve or apache serving a repository, it doesn't matter if that
repository is on a network share. Using a local disk, you could access the
repository via svnserve, apache and file at the same time.

One note on backup-strategies: it might be better to not backup the database
itself but a dump (svnadmin dump) thereof, because that format is designed to
remain constant regardless of the database layout, which used to change in
the past. Using a cronjob to dump it on a iSCSI or NFS share might be a good


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