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RE: Planning Linux to Windows repository migration

From: Bolstridge, Andrew <andy.bolstridge_at_intergraph.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 09:38:28 -0000

>> In a few weeks (or months, who knows) we will have to migrate
>> this repository to a Windows XP server where a 1.4.x version of
>> Subversion is running (FSFS too), along with svnserver (no
>> Apache).

> Resist this at all costs. Windows XP is NOT a server OS. It limits the number of connections that
> can be made to the machine. Also, it isn't optimized for file server duties. Stick with your Linux
> server or move to Windows 2003/2008 Server.

XP pro is XP server, just with the 'run as workstation' options checked. Go into system control panel, advanced tab, advanced tab (again) and check the 'system cache' and 'background services' radio buttons. That'll give you the server-optimised performance.

The 10 connection limit only applies to ports below 1024, so if you use svn protocol, you'll be fine. So, with a small team, XP will work perfectly well for you, and is a lot more cost-effective than buying a server 2008 licence!

I still think Linux is a better choice - on our large repository running on my XP box (when I initially converted our VSS DB), it took several hours just to copy the repository. I'm not sure NTFS is the best choice of FS to store the repo.


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