Performance of VisualSVN Server
I have this issue as well! We're running Windows Server 2008. I've done a bunch of tests and it seems that Server 2008 or something has the issue as it seems fairly reasonable on 2003. We've been running SVN over the file system for some time but wanted to move to VisualSVN to support the HTTP protocol but so far unusable on server 2008. It took one of our devs 2 hours to check in 86 MB!
Running SVN Server on Windows 2008 (Virtual Machine) using a NAS (UNC Path) as storage on port 80 Checkout = 1 min 28 seconds CPU ~30%
Running SVN Server on Windows 2008 (Virtual Machine) using a NAS (UNC Path) as storage on port 8080 Checkout = 1 min 28 seconds CPU ~30%
Running Windows 2008 (Virtual Machine) using local storage & file system based SVN Checkout = 48 seconds
Running SVN Server on Windows 2003 using a NAS (UNC Path) as storage on port 8080 Checkout = 48 seconds CPU ~6%
I've made use of SVN over a LAN, and also really did not see any kind of significant performance hit, though I was never ever a manager.
You might intend to re - ask this inquiry over at serverfault, given that it is actually concerning web server management / performance.
We make use of VisualSVN server over cabled LAN at the workplace (100mbits) without performance concerns. In the house I access it using 54g cordless with suitable performance also. So it seems like a network concern.
Attempt establishing a share and also duplicating documents throughout to see if you attain comparable performance.