The more you write, the more I think I'm approaching this from the wrong vector. 'Course part of that could be because I'm in the midst of reading installation/usage instructions
When I was using VSS, it had a significant footprint, running in the background. But, as I said, that was years ago. And -also years ago, just not so many <chuckle /> - there was a footprint from WinCVS, or so it seemed.
However, after reading the instruction set for SVN and
your comments on learning, then unlearning/relearning, methinks I've adopted the wrong approach. Luckily, that is something that is relatively easy to change at this stage.
As you say, disk space is cheap, and I have a lot of it free, for the nonce. My use of the thumb-drive is not for long-term storage, but for convenience. If I can take it (the files) with me, I'm not reliant upon a network being available when I need it - or said connection being fast enough to be worthwhile. Long-term storage will be on both a local
hard drive and on the NAS drive, as well as periodic backups to DVD. I currently use SyncBackSE to perform data backups, including the thumb-drive, on a daily basis, with system [restore] backups weekly. So I'm not too
concerned about the thumb-drive data being lost.
<Sigh /> Looks as though I need to change directions and start researching DVCS entities. Hopefully I could set the VCS primary on the server, then the DVCS on the thumb. Oh, well ... back to search <ouch />. Prolly Mercurial & Bazaar 1st, then wherever the engines take me.