RE: Subversion as a File Server?
From: Roth, Pierre <pierre.roth_at_covidien.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2008 06:55:38 +0100
We are using SVn for all our docs in my company: software source code of course but mecanical schematics too which are very heavy binary files (solidworks)
De : Bradley Holt [mailto:bradley.holt_at_foundline.com]
We are a marketing, design, and development studio. We currently use SVN for our web development projects. I am considering starting to using SVN for all of our documents. This would include fairly large files such as Photoshop and Illustrator files. I know that SVN is efficient at storing binary diffs so I'm hoping that helps with the amount of storage needed for each iteration of these files. I heard about SVN being used by the creators of Elephants Dream <http://orange.blender.org/blog/version-control-in-the-studio> , does anyone have any other examples of SVN being used for storing large binary files? Here are the reasons I am considering using SVN for this purpose:
* Ability to have a version history of files that users can access if they need to (we'd be using an SVN client, not autoversioning). I know there are versioning file systems available but I'm looking for something that is not proprietary and something I can feel confident I know how to use.
Has anyone done this or have any advice in setting this up? How much extra storage should I expect to use as compared to a plain old file server? Are there any pitfalls I should look out for? Any particular hardware considerations I should keep in mind? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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