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RE: Checking out to remote location via WebDAV?

From: Jensen, Adam <Adam.Jensen_at_unt.edu>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 13:53:21 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ryan Schmidt [mailto:subversion-2008a_at_ryandesign.com]
> Sent: Monday, April 07, 2008 1:42 PM
> To: Jensen, Adam
> Cc: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: Checking out to remote location via WebDAV?
> On Apr 7, 2008, at 10:12, Jensen, Adam wrote:
> > I use SVN quite extensively to help me maintain code history for a
> > PHP web application I've developed. It's helped me greatly,
> > especially in that I can easily keep track of what's currently on
> > the live server as opposed to what is still being developed.
> >
> > Unfortunately, moving those developments onto the live server once
> > they're ready is a rather tedious process, one in which I tend to
> > lose a lot of time. I was hoping someone here might be able to
> > help me fix that.
> >
> > My SVN repository is currently just located on my local machine (at
> > a file:/// URL); I check out a couple of working copies to
> > different locations on my hard drive, one of which is the live
> > "release" branch, and one of which is the trunk (for development).
> > Whenever the trunk material is stable enough, I create a new
> > release branch, switch the live working copy over to it, and upload
> > the changes manually, one by one, via the WebDAV protocol (which is
> > the only way I can access my live server). When I've changed a lot
> > of files, this takes quite awhile.
> >
> > I'm wondering if anyone here knows of a way that I can checkout the
> > contents of my local repository to a remote location via the WebDAV
> > protocol, and similarly to update that remote location from my
> > local machine? That way updating the live site would be dead
> > simple, and accurate to boot.
> No, that is not possible.
> The way to do it is to ssh to the remote machine, and on the remote
> machine, execute the "svn update" command in your production server's
> working copy of your site. This requires you to have ssh access to
> the remote machine, svn installed on the remote machine, and your
> repository served on the Internet such that the production machine
> can access it. It sounds like your setup doesn't meet these
> requirements, so this solution won't work for you.
> Another option would be rsync. Keep a local working copy of the
> production site, switch/update it when you want, and then rsync it to
> the production server. This requires you to have rsync (or ssh)
> access to the production server.

Thanks; I thought it might not be possible, but I wanted to confirm just in case. I don't currently have ssh or rsync access, but I might be able to talk to our web support department about getting it; it would certainly make site updates easier.

Thanks again!

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