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Re: TortoiseSVN: Problems with archived files on Windows

From: Jean-Marc van Leerdam <j.m.van.leerdam_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 16:57:53 +0100


My advise would be to refrain from storing working copies on file shares
that are using this archiving tool. Or try to exclude working copies from
being archived.

The same applies to repositories by the way.

Op 5 nov 2010 16:49 schreef "Keith Lines" <Keith.Lines_at_npl.co.uk>:

 To: Subversion Mailing list

Recently we’ve implemented file archiving on Windows servers using Symantec
Enterprise Vault. This works by replacing files that haven’t been accessed
for a certain amount of time with placeholder files. These work like normal
files in so far as standard operations go (open/read/write/close). However,
we have a problem using TortoiseSVN. For example, if:

   1. There is a project that has been checked into Subversion.
   2. Symantec Enterprise Vault archives the files and folders, including
   .svn folders and their contents.
   3. Any further attempts to these edit files and check them into
   Subversion results in the error message:

         Commit failed … Entry … has unexpectedly changed special status.

A number of questions have been raised in the past concerning this error
message and symlinks in Linux. Presumably the principle is the same here
with Enterprise Vault placeholder files and Windows. I could only find one
occurrence of Enterprise Vault in the TortoiseSVN mailing lists: *
don't believe the question asked there is relevant to our question.

Thanks for your help


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