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Re: SVN best practice: organising the SVN vault and organising your project

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-04-13 00:52:40 CEST

On Apr 12, 2007, at 03:58, TM wrote:

> I am now going to have other people working with me in this one
> project and I would like to use the opportunity to introduce SVN to
> them. So I am planning to go for the easiest of approaches, which
> is to put the vault on a shared drive on the intranet, give it lax
> permissions and have everyone access it locally (file:). If I
> succeed in persuading other people to see the light, then I would
> setup a server (access the vault through svn:)

file-protocol access is not really suited to that task. Putting a
repository on a network drive can be problematic. For example, it is
trivially easy for anyone with access to mount the network drive and
delete the entire repository -- even accidentally -- with your only
recourse being to restore it from backups, assuming you have backups
that are current enough. Also, there is no way to lock any user out
of any part of the repository, since any user could just copy the
entire repository to their local drive and remove the access
restrictions and access all of it. Please set up an svnserve (or, if
you like, apache2) server instead. You will save yourself some
headaches.

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