1. Introduction

Welcome to the Administration Guide for SVN MultiSite Plus, WANdisco's next generation enterprise SVN solution. Here you'll find all the information you'll need for planning, installing, and managing a deployment.

If you can't find what you're looking for check out our online Knowledge Base (KB) which contains updates and extra documentation. Should you need further help and want to alert us to an error, please contact us by raising a case on our support website.

We'll be using terms like "node" and "replication group" throughout this document. Check out the Glossary for an explanation of these and other WANdisco terms.

1.1 What is SVN MultiSite Plus?

SVN MultiSite Plus is the core of WANdisco's enterprise SVN product line:

1.2 Intended Audience

This documentation is intended for use by system administrators who have been given the task of evaluating, deploying, and managing their organization's version control systems. SVN MultiSite Plus is a distributed computer system. It's worth thinking of a SVN MultiSite Plus deployment as a single application running across a number of far-flung nodes, rather than instances of the same application. It's likely therefore than the job of managing SVN MultiSite Plus will be shared across a number of locations, especially in organizations where software development occurs at multiple locations in different time zones.

1.3 Documentation for 3rd party components

SVN MultiSite Plus may be integrated with open source software components that require user-level documentation. In these cases we provide links to the open source project's documentation.

1.4 Release Notes

For details of new features and fixes see the SVN MultiSite Plus Release Notes.

We'll be using lots of terms from SVN and related tools. To help readers who are new to SVN we've included a Glossary for an explanation of these and other WANdisco / SVN terms.

1.5 Feedback

If you find an error or you think that something needs improving we'd like to hear about it. Tell us about it by raising a case on our support website or emailing docs@wandisco.com.

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