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Re: server requirements.

From: Frank Gruman <fgatwork_at_verizon.net>
Date: 2005-06-01 14:30:14 CEST

I am not sure that such a document exists. It really and truly does
depend on your usage. If you are looking for some general items, I
think disk access speed and network bandwidth would be the two most
critical items on the server. Outside of that, almost all of the work
is done from the client machine. The server does very little beyond
holding the repository and serving it out (hmm - very similar to a 'file

NOW - if you are going to host the repository through Apache, then you
should look to see if Apache has any server requirements. That system
performance is much more system dependent (RAM, CPU, etc).

I started using Subversion last year on an old 350MHz with 256 MB RAM
and a 100Mb/s network connection. I have since moved it to a more
stable, production quality box running a P4 (2 GHz) with 1 GB RAM and
SATA with RAID1. I really and truly think the new box is overpowered
for the file serving itself, but since I run Apache on this box with
Subversion, ViewCVS, and Bugzilla it seems to settle into being the
right machine.

just my 2 cents.


Jonathan Powell wrote:

> I was wondering if anyone knows the server requirements to run SVN? I
> have looked and looked in the FAQ's the book everywhere and I can't
> seem to find this. I know the program runs on pretty much any machine
> but does someone have exact numbers for a Windows server? The network
> guy here needs this information.
> Thanks for the info.
> Jonathan Powell
Received on Wed Jun 1 14:33:39 2005

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