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There's this webhost SP which I liked a lot that said to me that they could add support for Subversion if I wanted. They just asked me to send an e-mail with everything I wanted and how I want it to work and such.

The only things I can remember is that I need support for Subversion and unlimited repositories.

What other details you guys think it's important I point out for a proper Subversion support?

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I'm not sure I'd trust my source control on an infrastructure where the admins had to ask me how to set it up :) – ahockley Aug 11 '09 at 14:31
They didn't ask me how to set it up, they are asking me my requirements... – Nazgulled Aug 11 '09 at 14:47
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  • accessing the repository via https, not just http (so your authentication data is encrypted)
  • easy way to add new users (web interface)
  • daily backups of the repository
  • be able to add files to the repository folder to install hook scripts (in case you need one)

not really SVN only, but I would also ask to set up an issue tracker and integrate it with svn (e.g., Trac is usually used for this kind of setup).

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Exactly what I was looking for, I knew that I was forgetting something important like https :P – Nazgulled Aug 11 '09 at 16:28

Your webhost SP may be tempted to create an image of an empty repository setup once, and then clone that whenever a new repository is required. This will result in repositories with the same UUID and can cause problems, e.g. with TortoiseSVN's log caching. The UUID must be unique.

To avoid this, make sure the repository is created (with svnadmin create) rather than cloned, or alternatively change the cloned UUID with svnadmin setuuid.

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If me (the users) have access to create their own repos without requesting the SP to create them, I believe that will not be a issue? – Nazgulled Aug 12 '09 at 23:11
Then your requirement is simple: root access to your own virtual machine server, and then you can set up everything yourself. – Wim Coenen Aug 12 '09 at 23:50

You may want to ask your webhost SP to provide a commit mailing list for each repository.

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Not really interested in that but thanks for the suggestion. – Nazgulled Aug 12 '09 at 23:10

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