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Re: Planning Linux to Windows repository migration

From: Toby Thain <toby_at_telegraphics.com.au>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 13:02:20 -0500

On 26-Jan-09, at 4:38 AM, Bolstridge, Andrew wrote:

>>> 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!

Now tell me it's more cost-effective than Linux/*BSD/OpenSolaris :)

> 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.

Windows will be subject to all the antivirus craziness recently
discussed (from a client pov) on this list.

The OP must be insane to try and use it as a server.


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