Here’s what I did:
- Installed Subversion 1.4.6
- Installed TortoiseSVN 1.4.8
- Created local folder for storing repositories: H:svn
- Created Windows service for Subversion: sc create svn.local binpath= “”c:program filessubversionbinsvnserve.exe” –service –root H:svn” displayname= “Subversion” depend= Tcpip
- Used services.msc to start new Subversion service and set it to start automatically
- Create repository with svnadmin create –f-type fsfs gareth
- Created password for svnserve — see TortoiseSVN help section 3.2.4 for details
- Right-click desktop, select TortoiseSVN > Repo-browser, enter svn://localhost/svn/gareth
- Enter username and password, as created at step 7
- Create new folders and start importing data into the repository
- That’s it!
Fun, fun, fun … really easy to setup and an invaluable tool. I really wish that I’d checked it out sooner.