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Certain configuration of SmartSVN has to be done by VM options, in files called smartsvn.vmoptions: there is a global file which affects the entire installation, i.e. is applied to all users and a user-specific file which only affects the current user and overrides options from the global file. The location of both files depends on your operating system:

  • Windows: the global file is bin\smartsvn.vmoptions in SmartSVN's installation directory; the local file is %APPDATA%\syntevo\SmartSVN\smartsvn.vmoptions (%APPDATA% is the path defined in the environment variable APPDATA)
  • Linux: the global file is bin/smartsvn.vmoptions in SmartSVN's installation directory; the local file is ~/.smartsvn/smartsvn.vmoptions
  • Mac: the global file is Contents/MacOS/smartsvn.vmoptions in SmartSVN's installation directory SmartSVN.app; the local file is ~/Library/Preferences/SmartSVN/smartsvn.vmoptions

Following VM options can be specified in either of these two files:

Location of the Settings Directory

The settings contains SmartSVN's settings. See Installation and Files for information about the default location and contents of the settings directory. On Windows and Linux, you can change its location by modifying the VM option -Dsmartsvn.settings.

Note

Changing the settings directory's location is not supported on Mac OS X.

Within the value of smartsvn.settings, certain Java system properties are allowed, such as user.home. Another accepted value is the special smartsvn.installation property, which refers to the SmartSVN installation directory.

Example

To tell SmartSVN to store its settings in the subdirectory .settings of the SmartSVN installation directory, add follow line to smartsvn.vmoptions:

-Dsmartsvn.settings=${smartsvn.installation}\.settings (Windows)

-Dsmartsvn.settings=${smartsvn.installation}/.settings (Linux)

Location of the Updates Directory

The Updates directory contains downloaded program updates. See Installation and Files for information about the default location and contents of the Updates directory. On Windows and Linux, you can change its location by modifying the VM option -Dsmartboot.sourceDirectory.

Example

To tell SmartSVN to store its program updates in the subdirectory .updates of the SmartSVN installation directory, add follow line to smartsvn.vmoptions:

-Dsmartsvn.settings=.updates

Used Java Runtime Environment

Windows

Use the Windows environment variable SMARTSVN_JAVA_HOME to tell SmartSVN which JRE to use.

Example

To switch to a JRE located at in C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre8, set the environment variable SMARTSVN_JAVA_HOME=C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre8.

Linux

On Linux, you can configure the JRE to be used by adding jre=/path/to/jre to smartsvn.vmoptions.

Example

To tell SmartSVN to use the JRE located in /opt/jre/jre32/jre1.7.0, add following line to smartsvn.vmoptions:

jre=/opt/jre/jre32/jre1.7.0

Memory Limit

The memory limit (also known as maximum heap size) specifies how much RAM the SmartSVN process is allowed to use. The memory limit can be configured by the VM option -Xmx.

Example

To change the maximum memory limit to 1GB, add following line to smartsvn.vmoptions:

-Xmx1024m

If the set value is too low, SmartSVN may run out of memory during memory-intensive operations.

Note

32-Bit Java VMs only allow to configure a maximum memory limit of roughly 1200M. For almost all setups and repository sizes, this should be sufficient. If you not, this usually indicates a problem, thus please contact us at support@smartsvn.com.

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