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I want to build a linux machine to use as a test server (LAMP) and use SVN on it.

I am thinking maybe Ubantu as the OS but what hardware specs would I need. I think the entire site is less than a gig but if SVN is going to keep multiple versions than wouldnt I need a huge hard drive?

Any tips would be nice.


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If it's solely a dev/test server, you need next to nothing specs-wise. SVN will take up less space than you'd expect - it stores changes, not a new copy of the entire site for each revision.

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So would like 160GB HDD, 1GB RAM, Celeron 2.26GHz CPU be good? – JD Isaacks May 18 '10 at 18:00
Most likely, yep. – ceejayoz May 18 '10 at 18:18
Thanks, I would up-vote your answer but I don't have the rep to do so yet. It would be nice if all the SO sites combined your rep and was the same across the board! – JD Isaacks May 18 '10 at 18:44

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