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Re: SVN, File Encryption & NTFS Flags

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:52:55 +0200

On 14.04.2014 15:42, Tom Powell wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Firstly, apologies if this is the wrong discussion, but I thought it
> would be better targeted here, given that it's technical information
> I'm looking for.
>
> Our Devs use Tortoise SVN 1.8 with great success, but we're having a
> ^potential^ issue with the interaction between SVN and the software
> we use to encrypt our disks with, 'Safend Encryption' and as a result
> we're seeing some files fail to decrypt properly after a while
> (please bare with me).
>
> I've had a long running support case open with Safend and don't
> appear to be getting very far with them, but they've requested some
> technical information about Tortoise SVN and what NTFS flags it adds
> to the files that are created on the client when performing an update
> from the repository. Namely, whether Tortoise adds the 'Marked for
> Sync' or 'Marked for Deletion' NTFS flags. I've had a look at the
> architecture documents, but they don't appear to go down to the NTFS
> level.
>
> I've be really grateful if someone could let me know what flags
> Tortoise sets, if it sets anything, or whether this is a crazy line
> of inquiry.

There are no special NTFS flags that are set. Only the common ones like
FILE_ATTRIBUTE_NORMAL, FILE_ATTRIBUTE_TEMPORARY.

However, svn makes use of file-locking mechanisms that other
applications usually don't. That's why it's not recommended to store
neither a working copy nor a repository on a network share.

Stefan

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