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Author: Tobias Zimmergren
Url: http://www.zimmergren.net


Mostly, I’m using my Server 2008 setup to manage my Subversion repositories – however, now that I’m doing some re-installations and configs with the 2008 machine, I might not want/need to use it anymore.

Anyway, the reason for this post is the fact that I found Subversion together with Live Mesh to be a cool solution for syncing your SVN repo with your Live Mesh desktop.

I’m not sure if it’s officially supported, but it was a fun idea and it seems to work thus far. At least for minor repos.

Do it!

  • Create a Live Mesh folder on your drive: image 
  • Create a folder in the LiveDesktop folder, and check it out  image
  • Now your folder, containing your Subversion repo – will sync to Live Mesh as soon as you make any updates to it: image


So, while this may not be the best solution for your scenario – I found it to work for the time being, without the need for an actual Subversion server being available all the time with backups etc. (You can setup a local subversion server in your VPC if you’d like – and use Live Mesh as a sync)

Note: I don’t know if this is a supported solution, and I don’t know what effect it may have on performance, long-term backups, collaboration on projects etc. For my one-person projects I do for fun – it’s working good though.

So, don’t walk away from this post in the belief that this is the ultimate solution for handling backups and/or syncing stuff. Far from it, but at least a fun experiment.

Technorati Tags: Subversion,Microsoft,Live Mesh

0 Comments 05 February 2009
Tobias Zimmergren

Tobias Zimmergren

Hi, I'm Tobias. I am a Microsoft MVP for SharePoint and I use this site to share my thoughts on tech with you on topics like SharePoint, Office 365, Azure and general web development.

  Malmö, Sweden

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