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Re: Server Hardware requirements

From: Matt Doran <matt.doran_at_papercut.biz>
Date: 2006-03-17 00:23:52 CET

Marc Haisenko wrote:
> On Thursday 16 March 2006 16:24, Dan Shookowsky wrote:
>> I've gotten a tentative OK on rolling out Subversion as a replacement for
>> Visual Source Safe. Up to this point, I've been running it locally on my
>> laptop as the only user. Does anyone have any rules of thumb that they can
>> provide with respect to server sizing for a small development (~10
>> developers) organization? Although it doesn't always seem true, we really
>> don't produce that much code and should have limited branching
>> requirements. We're planning on implementing a code repository for
>> developers and will probably also implement a webdav-enabled document
>> repository for the remainder of the organization (~30 individuals).
> Any current machine will do. SubVersion doesn't need a lot resources.


The server hosting *the* subversion repository (svn.collab.net) was
recently upgraded. The old box performed well and there were many more
than 10 devs accessing it. To quote C. Michael Pilato (one of the
Subversion devs), the old box was nothing special ...

    Why the migration? Put simply, the old box was a 700MHz desktop machine,
    with 256 megs of RAM, running RedHat 7.1, and sitting in a closet of the
    CollabNet Chicago office which is now inhabited by exactly one person.


See his full mail here:

Received on Fri Mar 17 00:24:43 2006

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