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Re: SVN Newbie setting up web project repository

From: Markus Ewald <Markus_Ewald_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2005-05-03 13:54:44 CEST

Andy Jarrett wrote:

>Hi there,
>I'm quite a newbie to SVN. I've got it all set up and running and im
>using Tortoise Svn which all seems to be working fine.
>What i would like to know is hows should i set up my directories?? I
>have about 7 different web projects (no files shared between them). My
>current set up (with no version control) is one site per folder. e.g.
>d:\wwwroot\site2\ etc
>I have my webserver pointing to d:\wwwroot\ with directory
>browsing so viewing any site is relatively easy.
>Now that i want to use SVN how should this be set up? I was thinking
>still having i repository per site e.g.
>Then when i check out a site check it out to d:\wwwroot\. Or should i
>really check out the site in the svn repository i.e.
>d:\svn\site1\www\ (or something similar)? That way all the files are
>in one folder?
I'd keep the repository seperate from the checked out files. Create a
folder for your repositories, like d:\svn, put your repositories in
subdirectories thereof and leave it alone.

If this is a personal web server, just check out site1 to
d:\wwwroot\site1 and site2 to d:\wwwroot\site2, using the checked out
files as live web page (makes testing easier by far). Otherwise, for a
production server, better check out to a seperate directory (eg.
d:\wwwroot\work\site1 and d:\wwwroot\work\site2) that can be
password-protected and do an export to the actual web page directories
whenever you've got a stable version done.

>I don't know if this makes any difference but i will also be checking
>out the files now and then to a laptop for when im working on the
>Hope this isnt too obvious. I did search the mailing lists but didnt
>find anything to specific to my problem.
>cheers, Andy
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