[cvsnt] Alternative to Network Shares?

Luckey, Dave dave.luckey at lmco.com
Fri Dec 3 19:00:43 GMT 2004

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Maintaining the repository on my local disk and doing backups via batch
file is an option.  I just don't understand why I should have to do it
this way.  This is where I think the cvs repository on a network share
is ideal.  

However, I cannot figure out why it fails on the few files that it does
fail on.  On some files, it hangs CVS.exe such that I cannot stop it
from task manager and have to reboot the machine.  If I connect to the
drive, it will work okay.  Strange!

Thank you, 
Dave Luckey 
Embedded Software Engineer 
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company 
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-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Victory [mailto:mark.victory at powervr.com]
Sent: Friday, December 03, 2004 11:20 AM
To: Luckey, Dave; cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook
Subject: RE: [cvsnt] Alternative to Network Shares?

As I understand it the only reason you want to use the network share is
ensure your repository gets backed up. How about just storing your
repository on a local disk and using a simple batch file to make a copy
it to your network drive when you connect to the network (and at every
evening if while you remain connected).

This way the CVSNT server is not using the network share so should work
without any problems but you still have the security of having a copy of
your work on the network.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Luckey, Dave [mailto:dave.luckey at lmco.com]
> Sent: 03 December 2004 17:55
> To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook
> Subject: [cvsnt] Alternative to Network Shares?
> I know that Network Shares are frowned upon, in fact, any who
> bring the subject up get flamed before the e-mail bits have
> stopped flowing to the reader.  So I am looking for an alternative. 
> My situation: 
> 1)       I travel often
> 2)       Need to have a backup of my new code performed on
> the office network
> 3)       I use VPN to get to the server, so security is not
> an issue between me and the server
> 4)       Not always able to connect due to location when working
> 5)       Need to be able to commit code when offline
> 6)       Am the only developer touching this code
> The reason I chose the network share approach, I make the
> repository files available offline, check them out to a local
> sandbox, then I commit when ready, once I reconnect (either
> VPN or On Network) Windows automatically handles the
> synchronization of the repository files.  It is a very simple
> process.  However, I occasionally have problems with some
> files that do not work well using this approach.  Can't quite
> figure it out why, they seem to work fine when I am on the
> network, but not when offline.  I am using Wincvs and
> TortoiseCVS.  I currently have CVSNT set to local server.
> I would appreciate some positive suggestions.  Thanks.
> Thank you,
> Dave
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Dave Luckey
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> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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