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Re: [OT] Converting VSS to SVN

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2006-02-02 23:31:32 CET

Jody Shumaker wrote:
> I personally modified the script so that if VSS got an access denied, it
> would switch to a failover copy of the vss command line which was a
> different version. Then if that one failed as well, it would prompt the
> user to manually retrieve the specific version of the file. The last
> case tended to only happen with files with $ in their name, as
> manipulating those from the command line client proved impossible. VSS
> 6.0c turned out to be the most reliable as far as the access denied, not
> 6.0d that was the latest released version when I ran it. Between the 2
> though, I avoided every access is denied besides the $ issues.
> Attached is my modified version of the script, the failover exe is
> hardcoded on line 1313,
> $self->{_ssexe2} = "D:\\vss2svn\\vss6.0c\\ss.exe";
> As to where to obtain VSS 6.0c, I got it off a cd our IT guy had which
> had multiple versions, but I can't really remember the title of the cd.

Thanks for this, but the access-denied error comes from SVN when it
tries to commit a new revision into the repository, not from VSS at all.

But maybe I need to add a small delay and retry the commit.


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