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Re: troubles to commit lot of data in low bandwidth environment

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2011 19:57:49 +0100

On 02.02.2011 19:30, Alex Muir wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I've been using Tortoise for a year or so now in Gambia. The main
> problem I run into which is frustrating is when I want to commit a lot
> of data and the connection is perhaps intermittent due to the poor
> infrastructure in the country. I think though despite that that the SVN
> is not trying hard enough to spend time trying to reconnect and continue
> with a commit.
>
> Are there any settings for how long tortoise should keep retrying a lost
> connection. I feel it's too short given the problems I'm having with
> frequent disconnections.
>
> Also I'm not clear on if on an intial commit that fails due to the
> connection being dropped if the data that was transferred will not be
> transferred again simply because the whole commit was not completed. I
> ask because I've been trying to transfer a large amount of data all day
> and it seems by now it should have completed easily.
>
> Does it simply depend on the server settings rejecting the connection?
>
> In any case I believe improvements could be made. On the most recent
> attempt I'm getting the following error although I only have one process
> uploading at this stage.
>
> Error: Commit failed (details follow):
> Error: Cannot write to the prototype revision file of transaction
> '159-5v' because a
> Error: previous representation is currently being written by another
> process
> Finished!:

That error has nothing to do with flaky network connections or too few
retries. The error simply won't go away even if you retry forever.

See here for some solutions to this problem, but be aware that any
solution requires direct access to the server (which also tells you that
this is a server problem, not a problem with TSVN, so you might want to
ask further questions on the svn mailing list):

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/339170/unable-to-commit-to-subversion
http://www.svnforum.org/threads/34803-Existing-connection-was-forcibly-closed-by-the-remote-host

Stefan

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