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From Steven Woody <narkewo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: What's the current status for subversion replication?
Date Fri, 13 Aug 2010 15:26:53 GMT
On 11 August 2010 17:44, Campbell Allan
<campbell.allan@sword-ciboodle.com> wrote:
>
> On Wednesday 11 Aug 2010, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On Aug 11, 2010, at 02:46, Steven Woody wrote:
>> > What's the current status for subversion servers replication?  Does it
>> > allow read/write on both master and slaver sides? Is it stable enough
>> > to put in real life use?  I plan to do it for supporting concurrent
>> > development in different GEO locations, what is the right manual I
>> > should go to read, is it the "SVN Book"?
>>
>> The software the Subversion project provides for this task is called
>> svnsync. All writes occur on the master; the slaves are read-only. But you
>> can set up a write-through proxy so that people who check out from a slave
>> and try to commit will be transparently redirected to the master.
>
> This is pretty easy to set up too, the documentation is very clear about this.
> I've not looked at it the last few months but I did come across a couple of
> issues. One is easily worked around, the other not so easy but will not
> affect everyone.
>
> Svnsync does not automatically pick up on changes to revision properties so
> the post-revprop-change hook of the master needs to deal with this explicitly
> with the copy-revprops option.
>
> Svnsync doesn't really understand locking so the two repositories aren't
> always in sync. This will not be a problem for many I suspect but does affect
> the repositories I maintain unfortunately. I've read about several solutions,
> usually involving some kind of third party script but my investigations
> haven't gone much further.
>
> --
>
>

Thanks everyone, and, can I get know if the replication/write-through
things support https? The master that I want to mirror is using https
in a windows server and the users are authenticated by their windows
accounts.  It's not familiar to me since all my experiences of
subversion are about Linux.

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