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RE: Creating more than one repo

From: Marc <subscriptions_at_advantex.net>
Date: 2006-09-30 04:43:10 CEST

Thanks to everyone else for these insights... VERY helpful indeed. At this
point, I am going to change my plans here:

Instead of putting our repositor(ies) on the hosting servers, and hosting
the repositor(ies), the staging sites, and the live sites, I am going to
move ahead with putting a dedicated repository server right here in our
office. It will be a single repository, with a trunk for EACH website for
which we do the development work, and we will stage the sites on our
internal staging server. The live sites will still be working copies of our
local repository.

My question to everyone is, does anyone see a problem with a repository
"this large"? I mean, when we load up all our sites into it, it's going to
be HUGE. And it'll just grow larger with the revisions. How large should
it be allowed to grow? (server has 300GB RAID 1 right now...)

And at some point, I'm sure I'll need to reduce the amount of history for
each trunk... Is anyone else managing a single large repo? At what point do
you decide to remove some of the early historical tags/trunk versions?

Lastly... The server I was going to dedicate to this repository is currently
an unused FreeBSD server. I'm still cutting my teeth with FreeBSD, but know
my way around okay. Setting up subversion on Windows was a SNAP. Given the
size of the repository being proposed, I assume there's going to be a lot of
files, and we all know how well Windows deals with a lot of files... But I
definitely know Windows Servers better. Should I leave it as a FreeBSD
server for the purpose of it being great with large directories (and just
great in general), or wipe it and put Windows 2003 Server on it for the
purpose of eliminating an area of inefficiency for myself? Will Windows
pretty much choke on a repository with 70 websites in it?

Thanks again everyone...


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Received on Sat Sep 30 04:43:51 2006

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