I've got a very simple Windows install of Mercurial on my machine. The 'central' repository is located at
I want remote (VPN) users to be able to create clones of this repository in the
hg-repos directory because it gets daily backups. I have given these users full control of the
hg-repos directory. My question is this:
If I'm on a remote machine, and I run the command:
hg clone //mymachine/hg-repos/central //mymachine/hg-repos/central-copy
is the remote machine doing most of the work?
I don't want the client to have to download all of the central repository and then upload it all back because people are going to be using this from across the country. But I suspect this is what's happening here since it works so easily.