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Re: Subversion over a SAN

From: barry burnereau <barry_burnereau_at_yahoo.fr>
Date: 2004-07-14 11:43:34 CEST

Hi Mukund

Thank's for your answer

The big deal is that i don't have those informations.

The SAN control is done by a service, the servers are controled by another,
and I belong to another one ... But I know there is some oracle database
install on it.

I'll try to contact datacore ...

Barry

At 16:22 13/07/2004, Mukund wrote:

>Hi Barry
>
>On Tue, 2004-07-13 at 13:26, barry burnereau wrote:
> > I'm planing to deploy subversion in my company.
> > All the servers are using SAN (Datacore SanSymphony,
> > http://www.datacore.com/products/prod_SANsymphony.asp) My question is:
> > could I install subversion over it. Is it possible with the data files
> > ? Is there any problem like with NFS or SMB ?
>
> You probably could depending on how you use it. I am not sure what
>features of this product you'll be using, but you can certainly use it
>on a SAN as long as only *one* node is talking to the block storage
>volume and has a single filesystem on it, and you use a common Linux/BSD
>filesystem.
>
> Subversion uses the Berkeley DB database to store its repository's
>contents. I don't think any developers on this list have experience with
>its operation on clustered filesystems if you're using any. Also, using
>Berkeley DB on NFS is a big no-no currently (see
>http://www.sleepycat.com/docs/ref/env/remote.html), so you cannot use
>that for your Subversion server side. It may be okay for clients to
>store their working copies though. I do not know about CIFS.
>
> So, as long as you have a single node using a normal native
> filesystem
>on the block device in your SAN for the server side of things, you
>should be fine.
>
> Mukund
>
>
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