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Re: repository on network share

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: repository on network share
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 22:38:46 -0500 (EST)

Marty writes:
> I need clarification - I know and understand that we should not share
> sandboxes. But I hear also that we should not use a network share for
> the repository?  Is that true, and if so, how else would a group of
> developers (in the same building) create the repository?  Thanks

Network filesystems are notoriously unreliable, particularly when
dealing with large, somewhat randomly accessed files, which is a perfect
description of what's in a typical repository.  You usually share a
repository by placing it on a server machine and using some form of
client/server CVS to access it (with the CVS server running on the
machine with the repository).  However, all of the reported problems
have been interoperability problems, so if you have a completely
homogeneous environment (e.g., all Windows machines), you probably won't
have any problems using a network share for the repository.

-Larry Jones

My dreams are getting way too literal. -- Calvin

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