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Preferred backend repository for larger svn install

From: Gemmill, Bryce <Bryce.Gemmill_at_nike.com>
Date: 2006-12-04 23:19:37 CET



We've been using Subversion 1.3 with Apache 2.0.58 on a Windows 2003
Server for about 8 months with relatively good success. Recently we
started seeing errors in the Apache logs which read as "Berkely DB error
for filesystem ..." Once this happens, our developers are typically
locked out of the repository until an admin runs "svnadmin recover".
I've googled high and low trying to find an answer to what causes this,
but nothing matches our situation (no permission issues, no "interrupted
operations", etc).


My question is this - primarily directed to the subversion developers:
What is the recommended repository backend for larger installations of
subversion on Windows 2003 Server (stop snickering)? I realize the
1.4.2 supposedly has some additional robustness with respect to bdb, but
I don't like upgrading just because it _might_ help. This instability
is definitely making folks wonder whether subversion is ready for
prime-time in our environment.




Received on Mon Dec 4 23:23:46 2006

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