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Re: SVN on NAS?

From: Phil Endecott <spam_from_subversion_users_at_chezphil.org>
Date: 2006-05-10 13:07:07 CEST
('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is) "William Irving Zumwalt" <wizumwalt@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm looking for a really simple way to attach a harddrive onto a
> network and use it as my SVN repository. ...
> just some sort of NAS device like thingy.

I have a Linksys NSLU2. This is a very small box with 100Mbit ethernet and 2 USB2 ports, to which you can connect USB harddrives or flash sticks. There is a very active Linux community for this box at http://nslu2-linux.org/; the three options are "Unslung", which just augments the Linksys firmware with additional packages, OpenSlug (aka SlugOS I think) which is based on the OpenEmbedded distribution for PDAs, and Debian. Mine runs Debian; it has a 4GB flash drive which it NFS serves as /home. Although I don't use mine as an SVN server I'm confident that it could do the job for most deployments.

The main disadvantage of the NSLU2 is that you need two physical boxes, the NSLU2 and a separate USB harddrive. There are some other products that put everything in one box, and some are sufficiently similar to the NSLU2 to run the same firmware. Have a look at the very top of the nslu2-linux web page for links.

Have fun,


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