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Re: FW: iSCSI LUN's and SVN

From: Lieven Govaerts <lgo_at_mobsol.be>
Date: 2005-12-29 09:14:39 CET

Note that this only applies to Berkely DB repositories. The default now
is FSFS, which has no problems being accessed over the network.

> ________________________________
> From: Nauss, Nelson [mailto:NNauss@unch.unc.edu]
> Sent: woensdag 28 december 2005 22:09
> To: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: iSCSI LUN's and SVN
> I was wondering if someone would be able to answer this question. We
> have a Windows 2003 Server with an ISCSI LUN. Do you know of any
> problems creating Subversion repositories on such drives? I make
> reference to a note I saw in the subversion book which follows:
> Do not create your repository on a network share-it cannot exist on a
> remote file system such as NFS, AFS, or Windows SMB. Berkeley DB
> requires that the underlying file system implement strict POSIX locking
> semantics, and more importantly, the ability to map files directly into
> process memory. Almost no network file systems provide these features.
> If you attempt to use Berkeley DB on a network share, the results are
> unpredictable-you may see mysterious errors right away, or it may be
> months before you discover that your repository database is subtly
> corrupted.
> Thank you for your assistance...

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