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Re: Large repository - slow svn update

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-12-08 17:20:19 CET

On 12/8/05, Daniel Montero <danim@soin.co.cr> wrote:
> Thanks Andy. I could probably have my company wait 2-3 months, probably not
> half a year.
> You know, as svn is merge and not lock based, everybody in my department
> needs to do an update
> before modifying anything, so it is a medium problem for us.

IIRC, the HTTP access is very "chatty" and it's a network overhead
issue (many discrete connections being opened/closed, as opposed to
channelling everything over one connection).

> So what can I do in order to accelerate the svn update for my repository.
> I dont want svn being so slow as it can be replaced by sourcesafe or
> something else if perceived as a problem.

More discrete updates? IOW, don't update your whole WC unless you
need to, just the directory you're in.

I really hope you're joking about replacing anything with VSS. I
spent 6 years with VSS. You're better off with no version control at
all. I'll gladly take a slow update over what VSS puts you through.

> Can I apply
> a 1.4 patch for my 1.2.3 installation ?

I know nothing about the Subversion source, but my gut instinct is
that it's nowhere near that simple.

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Received on Thu Dec 8 17:42:48 2005

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