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RE: CVS Best Practice: cvs in conjunction with nfs?

From: Arthur Barrett
Subject: RE: CVS Best Practice: cvs in conjunction with nfs?
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 08:57:25 +1100


> I recall from long ago being advised not 
> to nfs mount the cvs repository.

Yes that is the best advice.

Whilst Larry's suggestions are good, I would also like to point out that
if your repository becomes corrupt that:
A) you may not know of the corruption unless you are looking/testing for
B) there are no failsafe automated tools for testing the integrity of
CVS repositories
C) once a repository is corrupt, there is little chance to rescue the
data short of restoring a backup
D) no-one will sympathise with your predicament since the repository is
stored on a network share (NFS or SAMBA)

With the prevalence and low cost of iSCSI SAN alternatives I do not
think that there is any reason to use NFS/SAMBA/Network Shares for a CVS
repository today (if indeed there ever was).


Arthur Barrett

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