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Re: Mapped drive letter with fsfs ok?

From: Toby Johnson <toby_at_etjohnson.us>
Date: 2004-12-07 08:12:52 CET

John Siedlicki wrote:

>I am running subversion 1.1.1 accessing an fsfs repository across a network
>located on a Windows 2003 Server (my box runs Windows XP). I know that
>accessing the repository directly using the "file:///" method requires that
>the SVN client be on the same machine as the repository. However, if I map
>a local drive letter to the server's UNC share (i.e. map drive letter Z: to
>"\\MyServer\Repository") it seems to work fine. This seems to violate the
>rules of direct repository access. I end up using "file:///Z:/myproject"
>which looks to subversion like a local repository.
As you suspect, mapping a drive letter is no different from using the
UNC path directly; you're still accessing over a network filesystem.

However, according to http://web.mit.edu/ghudson/info/fsfs , using FSFS
over a network filesystem is OK, but read the note about locking in that

In short, if it's working for you, go with it. It sounds like you're the
only one using the repository, so file locking should not be a concern
for you anyway.

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Received on Tue Dec 7 08:15:00 2004

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