Dropbox and other file syncing services

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Jay Madren

16 Sep, 2011 02:47 PM

Instead of using a server repository, can I use a file syncing service like Dropbox to "share" the repository with other users? Would this cause conflicts or other problems? We already use Dropbox to share the entire project among ourselves, so was wondering if there was a way to utilize that instead of having to setup/purchase another "shared" service.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by jason on 11 Nov, 2011 03:04 AM

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    It might be possible but Mercurial has had several problems with shares like this in the past. Even remote mounted apple file shares have had problems. Thus my recommendation is just use bitbucket. It is really very quick to get an account.

    If you are a small business and everyone is on site then likely you have some server or a mac mini or something lying around. Just set up ssh on that and you are good to go.

    If you have firewall issues then really some setup like bitbucket is pretty sweet and really isn't that expensive. Something like 10 users is 100USD a year or so. Also there is really no lock in since you can just use the repository anywhere else... (The lock in would be the bug tracker if you use it)

    If you are thinking of using this on a larger setting then maybe consider red-mine. Which does fairly nice installs (or it did so in the past...)


  2. jason closed this discussion on 11 Nov, 2011 03:04 AM.

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