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RE: Re: Big companies using Subversion ?

From: <John.Salinardo_at_shell.com>
Date: 2007-07-10 19:43:22 CEST

We have experienced a corruption issue, but never really found out if it was with SVN or the OS.
We run a weekly shell script for back ups.
We implemented 'svnadmin' for back up, cleanup, we also use repo-migration and 'svnserver'.
-----Original Message-----
From: Nathan Nobbe [mailto:quickshiftin@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 11:14 AM
To: Salinardo, John J STGP-STT/2
Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Re: Big companies using Subversion ?


what sort of backup policies / procedures do you implement at your company? recently there has been a lot of talk about SVN not providing corruption recovery tools. Have you experienced a problem with corruption in SVN? also, do you incorporate svnadmin verify into your automation regarding SVN administration?



On 7/10/07, John.Salinardo@shell.com < John.Salinardo@shell.com> wrote:

We are using SVN for a RDM globalization project for a large Oil and Gas company. In the beginning we used ClearCase and scraped it for SVN - ClearCase was just too cumbersome and didn't bode that well across all our platforms.
Currently incorporating SVN with Pearl, ANT, - Hooks in VB and Python. ACRs are tracked using ClearQuest.
We choose SVN b/c we have fairly large group of off shore developers and testers - We do not allow "branching" which is probably saving us from some headaches. - Fully enjoying the ease of automation scripts and versioning.
One thing to look out for is going to be the amount of disk space SVN can eat up - you have stay on top of your dumps and your updates - if a couple get away you are looking at some long update times which peg the machine. We experienced this on a Virtual Build Server for R1 (on the other hand someone thought it was a good idea to compress the drive - Big No, No) - switching to a new server for R2.

-----Original Message-----
From: Nathan Nobbe [mailto: quickshiftin@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 10:15 AM
To: Srinivas2007
Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Big companies using Subversion ?


although i havent worked w/ ClearCase or Accurev, what immediately comes to mind is that those are much more
than a VCS. I think subversion coupled with a front-end like Trac <http://trac.edgewall.org/> enables teams to accomplish much more than they
would in the absence threreof.
Did i mention the combo is free? :)


On 7/10/07, Srinivas2007 < srinivaspatel@gmail.com <mailto:srinivaspatel@gmail.com> > wrote:

At our company (a large financial institution) we narrowed the choice down to
three commercial vendors and SVN. After evaluating and piloting for over
three months we selected Accurev over SVN and Microsoft VS TFS. We still
have divisions using mainly ClearCase and some with SVN, but are slowly
migrating the projects that make sense (where it is necessary to manage many
releases in parallel or offshore and distributed teams for example) over to
Accurev as they get a window of opportunity. SVN can be a good enough
solution for some smaller projects, but it can get hairy when you have to
support multiple product versions in the field and find bugs down the road.
You also just don't get the same visibility over the process that Accurev
provides which benefits both management and developers alike. For us, it
just didn't make sense to allow SVN to spread and we believe the value we
get from commercial is well worth the cost.

Anthony Muller wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm looking for reference of big companies using Subversion as Version
> Control System.
> I'd like to find something about their point of view using Subversion
> and why this choice.
> Best regards,
> Anthony
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