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Re: Repository on a portable hard disk

From: Kevin Grover <kogrover_at_yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-08-23 06:18:10 CEST

I do this now. It works fine.

Windows remembers the drive letters from USB mounts. You can tell it what drive letter to use. You need to configure all machines to mount the USB drive as the same letter, I pick on far out (K,J,...) so as to not interfer with other physical and networked drives.

Include a binary distro of the subverion command line tools on the USB drive and you're golden.

I even use TortoiseSVN (installed on each machine I use) to work on these repositories and all works well. I just have to nuke the TSVNCache exe sometimes because it keeps locks on the files/directories for icon overlays and such. You can turn this off for removable drives, but on encrypted drives (which look like local hard drives.... see next sentence).

Also, I use this to access SVN repos on encrypted drives (DriveCrypt, but moving to TrueCrypt).

----- Original Message ----
From: Andreas Thuy <a.thuy@gmx.net>
To: users@subversion.tigris.org
Sent: Monday, August 21, 2006 4:53:08 PM
Subject: Repository on a portable hard disk


I am new to Subversion and working with the book (which is really good)
up to the administration chapter now. I want to create a repository on a
portable hard disk (connected via USB) so that I can take it with me to
different locations. As there is only me working on the files I would be
glad if I could avoid setting up a server for this purpose (which should
not be necessary in such an arrangement, from my point of view).

My question is, if I run into problems on windows machines if the hard
disk is mounted at different locations on different computers (for
example g:\ and e:\). Checking something out on different computers
could be done easily by applying changes to the URL accordingly. If the
complete path is used by Subversion to maintain the structure of the
repository, then I probably have to find another way...


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