Re: multiple svn front-ends, single SAN repo volume
From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2012a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 16:09:45 -0600
On Feb 10, 2012, at 15:00, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 1:21 PM, Bruce Lysik wrote:
My understanding is that WANdisco's strength is for multi-site deployments, but the OP's mention of a load balancer implies to me that all servers will be located at a single site. Bruce, if that's so, are three servers really needed? Have you verified that a single server will not be fast enough? If so, you could consider having any number of read-only slave servers, which would each proxy their write requests back to the single master server that Subversion supports. This way read operations would be accelerated, while write operations would be securely limited to just the single master. The slave servers could keep individual copies of the repository(ies) synchronized with the master using svnsync, or possibly keeping a single copy of the data on a SAN that all the servers access would be ok, though as Nico said that's not the usual (and well-tested) configuration.
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