On Wed, 16 Jan 2013, Stephen Smith wrote:

Ideally we'd prefer to simply create our remote repository on a
drive of one of our local network servers. Is this possible?

Yes, this is possible, but it's not advised to keep such a
"reference" repository on an exported networked drive for a number
of reasons (both performance and bug-free operation).

I agree that performance is not ideal (although if you are on a fast
LAN, it probably would not matter much), but I do not recall any
specific bugs in that area. Can you elaborate?

This one [1] for instance.  I also recall seing people having other
"mystical" problems with setups like this so I somehow developed an idea
than having a repository on a networked drive is asking for troubles.
Of course, if there are happy users of such setups, I would be glad to
hear as my precautions might well be unfounded for the recent versions
of Git.

1. http://code.google.com/p/msysgit/issues/detail?id=130

A group I was with used a master repository on a windows share for quite some 
time without a database corruption being seen.   --

I think the risk is that if you have multiple people doing actions on the shared filesystem you can run into trouble.

As long as only one copy of git is ever running against the repository, I don't see any reason for there to be a problem.

But if you try to have one filesystem, with multiple people running git on their machines against that shared filesystem, I would expect you to have all sorts of problems.

David Lang
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