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Re: Running Subversion on a virtual machine?

From: Tom Mornini <tmornini_at_infomania.com>
Date: 2006-12-28 03:36:36 CET

On Dec 27, 2006, at 6:31 PM, Andy Levy wrote:

> On 12/27/06, Tom Mornini <tmornini@infomania.com> wrote:
>> Not exactly the same thing, but I've been running Subversion 1.3.2 in
>> Apache 2.2.3 in Gentoo 2006.1 on Xen 3.02 to host 15 repositories for
>> a couple of months with zero problems.
>> I have the VM set for 256M RAM, and there's about 90M free at the
>> moment.
> Thanks Tom. You're right, it's not exactly the same thing, but a data
> point is a data point. Like I said, I'd prefer that we run Linux
> myself, but we're almost exclusively a Windows shop right now.

Here's your chance to change that! :-)

> We're going to run a Tomcat app server on the server (virtual or
> otherwise) in addition to Subversion, so I may have to bump the RAM
> allocation to 512MB, at least until I can collect stats that indicate
> we can get by on less.

Ouch! Don't do that!

Put Tomcat in a virtual machine of its own!

Once you get the virtualization fever, you'll soon migrate to one
service per OS. :-)

It makes it so much easier to upgrade components and migrate things
around when there's one service per OS.

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