On Wednesday 04 January 2006 18:11, Xn Nooby wrote:
> I have a Windows 2003 Server that is using the latest Subversion and
> Tortoise client software to pull files from a dedicated server. Twice
> this machine had it's main Subversion-controlled directory get corrupted.
> Each time I have had to reboot and let it CHKDSK the drive. This most
> recent time the entire directory was lost, including uncommited files.
> Once the directory is corrupted, it cannot be browsed to using Windows
> Explorerer, even with TortoiseSVN removed. The error message is that the
> directory is inaccessible. From a DOS box, the directory cannot be CD'd
> in to. The DOS "copy" command was able to copy about 80% of the files.
This does not sound like a subversion problem - the effects are too low
level. I'd suggest:
* check all the cables inside the machine - is there a sharp bend or even a
break in the data cable to the disk? If yes: try to replace the cable.
*maybe the cable is corroded: try to remove it and then place it back again
(happens sometimes in environments which are humid or contain corrosive
gases - such as bed rooms or factory floors).
*does the hard disk make "funny" noises? Did you try to check it (I'd run
badblocks on Linux, but I don't know what the Windows-equivalent is)?
Replace the hard disk...
*does it happen only on this disk or also on other disks attached to the
same station? If others: might be a driver problem.
*How is the disk set up in the BIOS and/or Windows? Maybe you enabled a data
transfer mode that's too fast for the hardware. (Try to set it to a slower
mode, DMA is ok, but overclocking the cable sometimes skips data.)
*Does the box often behave more strangely than it should (considering it is
already running Windows): very frequent crashes (at least twice as much as
identical boxes), strange data corruptions? Might be a problem with the
memory chips - check them with a memory test program, check that they are
properly cooled (ie. cables don't block the air flow towards memory), check
that they are not overclocked in the BIOS.
Received on Fri Jan 6 19:50:41 2006
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