Mirror SVN Repository
I have a codebase located in Europe and access this codebase from Asia. Codebase is substantially huge, downloading the whole codebase (which is required sometimes) becomes a pain.
I wanted to know whether anything like this.
I want a solution that “I will have a svn server locally which will sync with the main svn and serve my team as the svn is locally hosted.”
Thanks in advance
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Try Multisite Repository Replication with VisualSVN Server. That’s exactly what you were looking for then.
Multisite Repository Replication enables classic master/slave replication architecture which allows you to setup a master repository at your main codebase location in Europe with multiple slaves at other locations.
In contrast to standard write-through proxy solution, in Multisite Repository Replication feature
master and slave repository looks and acts just like a regular writeable Subversion repository,
the replication between master ans slaves is performed automatically and transparently,
supports advanced authentication mechanisms,
It’s easy to setup, works out-of-the-box with minimal configuration via VisualSVN Server Manager MMC console.
Learn more at http://www.visualsvn.com/support/topic/00068/
You can also try a write-through-proxy which is supported since SVN 1.5 and works fine.
With this setup you have a master and a slave repository.
The slave repo acts as a local read cache while commits will be proxied to your master server and synced back.
This solution comes with subversion / apache.
See this svndevelopers blog for more details. Or the superb SVN book, or last but not least the subtrain admin training presentations
Here is a pretty good article on how to set this up:
The general idea is to use
svnadmin hotcopy to do the copy without down time, perhaps triggered by a post-commit hook, or on a timer.
Another option, discussed here:
Is to use SVN sync to do a sync, rather than a copy, using the
svnsync synchronize command.
Besides the svnsync, you can try the commercial solution from Wandisco.