[Samba] SMB Shares with subversion backing store

Ross S. W. Walker rwalker at medallion.com
Fri Nov 9 15:05:34 GMT 2007

To all,
I was wondering if it was possible to setup samba shares that use subversion as a backing store for the files.
Whenever a new file is created it is added to the subversion tree, whenever a file is opened it is checked out of the subversion tree, and whenever it is deleted it is removed from the subversion tree.
The idea is that one could use subversion to retain previous versions of files and the subversion tree can be replicated using subversion replication tools.
This would avoid costly COW operations for volume snapshots, provide better file control and auditing and allow files to be replicated in a consistent fashion.
A bonus would be allowing access to previous subversion versions using the "Previous Versions" feature.

Ross S. W. Walker
Information Systems Manager
Medallion Financial, Corp.
437 Madison Avenue
38th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Tel: (212) 328-2165
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