# Re: Can't move '...\.svn\tmp\entries' to '...\.svn\entries': Access is denied

From: Justin Johnson <justinjohnson_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-08-22 02:46:30 CEST

>> Do you get a long pause (about 10 seconds) when it fails like this?
>>
>> Subversion automatically retries many times when it hits these errors
>> before it finally gives up -- usually the cause is a 'helper'
>> application of some kind -- like a virus-scanner, indexer, etc. It
>> seems pretty unlikely that something (aside from a completely broken
>> tag-along) would hang onto files that long, though, unless it is a
>> really big file. How big is this entries file?
>>

Yes, it pauses for a little bit. My guess was the anti-virus
software. I'll have to attempt to get an exception for the .svn
directories, but I highly doubt the company's gonna go for that.

>
> Subversion only does these retries when you are using the Windows
> version of Subversion. If you are using the cygwin version these
> retries aren't implemented (yet).
> So just to make sure this isn't a possible cause of your problem,
> are you using cygwin's Subversion?

No cygwin. I'm using the normal Windows client.

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