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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

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.


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