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Re: SVN in a virtual machine for an Enterprise quality configuration?

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 13:39:58 -0500

On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 13:31, jon <jonawr_at_hotmail.com> wrote:
> Is anybody running a SVN server within a virtual machine for an enterprise
> quality configuration (i.e. no downtime and very stable for use by a
> worldwide company)? When searching online, the only virtual machine usage
> for a SVN server appears to be for personal use. I'd be happy to hear from
> companies who run SVN in a virtual machine.

I'm running several repositories off a Win2K3 server hosted under
VMWare ESX (not sure of the exact version). I've had zero trouble,
using Apache. The repositories themselves are actually on a drive
which is mounted from our SAN as a local drive for the VM.

But we're nowhere near the size organization you describe. Small user
base, all in one location. We've had no unplanned downtime for
Subversion since I implemented it 3 years ago (original implementation
was on a Win2K physical server, the VM came up about 2 years ago).

> Has anybody experienced issues running Subversion under VMware Server 2.0 or
> VMware Esxi? I know that there have been timekeeping issues when running a
> VMware linux client, and this sounds dangerous for a souce control server.
>
>
> http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1007020

I haven't had any time-related issues, but we keep that server (and
almost all of our other servers) synced to a central time server via
NTP or whatever NT domains use.

YMMV, etc.

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