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svn Windows network filesystem limitations, any workarounds?

From: scott <scottb_at_projxpert.com>
Date: 2005-04-10 10:49:29 CEST

Subversion runs perfectly well on Windows. The only major limitation I can
see is that it won't work with network filesystems. For me now, this isn't a
big problem, but at some point I will need to find a solution.

There are two impacts of this that I can see:

1.You can't have redundancy or load balancing
  If the computer with the svn repository crashes, fails or cant handle the
demand the best you
could offer is read-only access to your last backup until the server is

2. At some point you would reach the limit of how many massive drives you
could load into a single server.
  You could have svn1.blah.com and svn2.blah.com and host them on different
servers but you still have the problem of a single point of failure and then
you also have to worry about managing and backing up a growing number of
separate critical servers, argh.

Does anyone know if there is a workaround to this, or potentially this could
be resolved in the future. Maybe at that point its time to migrate to a
non-Windows architecture. Im not against moving it but I need to look at all
options first.

Thanks in advance for your help.


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