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Re: Apparent incompatibility with Synchronize It!

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-12-06 14:51:57 CET

On 12/6/05, Avery Andrews <Avery.Andrews@anu.edu.au> wrote:
> I've noticed that if you copy a Subversion repository with the Windoze
> program Synchronize It! 2.82, the result can be checked
>
> out from normally, but produces errors like this if you try to commit
> changes:
>
> Error: Commit failed (details follow):
> Error: Can't create directory 'f:\Subversion
> Error:
> Repositories\Bibliographies\db\transactions\3-1.txn': The
> system cannot find
> Error: the path specified.
>
> (this is Tortoise output, but the substance of the svn response is the same)
>
> The repository can be fixed by dumping and loading, but it would still be
> interesting to
> know what is causing the problem. I thought it might have to do with
> something that
> Synchronize It! does with timestamps (creation times after modified times),
> but making
> these sensible doesn't fix the problem.

I imagine that you'd get the same result if you just tried copying the
database via command-line or Explorer. Unless you shut down svnserve
and/or Apache, and know that no one is accessing the DB via file://,
you want to use svnadmin hotcopy to make any copies/backups of the
database.

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