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Re: Backup System on Windows Cannot Read "Strings" File

From: Mike Mason <mgm_at_thoughtworks.net>
Date: 2004-03-05 18:35:17 CET

Lansberry, John E. wrote:

>
>Perhaps I can answer this way: to use Subversion, I install the Win32
>package (svn-1.0.0-setup.exe). I use TortoiseSVN to actually manage the
>local repository on my hard drive. Other than that, I have no idea if I'm
>running svnserve or Apache (or something else). I'm a "simple" user of
>Subversion and I only use it for my own projects (at least for now).
>
>What surprises me is that the "strings" file, which is located on my own
>machine, is somehow "unreadable" by the backup software. Actually, I can't
>even open the "strings" file with a text editor (UltraEdit), because
>UltraEdit also returns a "read" error. I'm sure that it's a bad idea to
>mess with the "strings" file by myself, but I sure would like to have a
>"backup" of my repository in case my hard drive ever fails.
>
>Doing a dump of the repository is one solution, just not a very convenient
>one.
>
>

Tortoise might be keeping the repository open, because it's an Explorer
extension and Explorer never actually exits. Maybe closing your explorer
Windows will help. I've only used Tortoise to access a remote repository
so am unfamiliar with what's going on here -- have you tried asking the
Tortoise guys for help?

A repository dump is actually quite a good backup mechanism, because it
will be transportable between different operating systems and versions
of Subversion.

Cheers,
Mike.

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