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Re: CVS with a Novell repository (academic environement)?

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: CVS with a Novell repository (academic environement)?
Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2004 11:27:34 -0500

Christopher Fuhrman wrote:
> "Todd Denniston" <address@hidden> wrote in message
> news:address@hidden
> >
> >
> > Christopher Fuhrman wrote:
> > >
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > At our university we'd like to integrate CVS with Eclipse for all of our
> > > software engineering students (they would like it, too!). However, at
> this
> > > time, the file servers are all Novell. This seems to be pretty limiting
> > > in terms of the technology,
> I like your 60+GB idea (described below) because it's simple. However, the
> issue at hand would then be backups. Our Novell servers are RAID-5 and
> apparently backed up with some proprietary backup software. Finally, though,
> it may be easier to fix the backup problem than to work Novell into a
> Linux-based CVS system.

it could be something as simple as a (or set of) cron job that does:
tar --bzip2 -cf /tmp/CVS_RepositoryBackup.tar.bz2 CVSROOT_LOCATION
md5sum /tmp/CVS_RepositoryBackup.tar.bz2 >
mount /mnt/novellserver/
mv /tmp/CVS_RepositoryBackup.tar.bz2* /mnt/novellserver/storebackupshere/
umount /mnt/novellserver/
#_MY_ experience is that if a network file system works at all it is 
#less likely to fail when a whole file is written at one 
#time than if the file is written in chunks.
and let the novell servers tape backups be the long term archive of the
> I'm guessing that some flavor of Linux makes ACL controls and quotas easy to
> configure. Any favorite Linux for CVS servers in this regard?
I really don't know of any flavor that makes doing ACLs any easier than any
other flavor, but then I do all ACLs with the /etc/group file using vi OR
Of course I have a favorite distro, but no need to create a flame war here :)
SUSE could be good, and they seem to be part of Novell now...
Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane) 
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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