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Can subversion corrupt an NTFS drive?

From: Xn Nooby <xnooby_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-01-12 19:51:50 CET

We are still having problems with machines getting corrupted subversion
directories. We are using Ver 1.2.3 (r15833) on both the clients and server
(running svnserve). The corruption shows up as missing and inaccessible
subversion-controlled directores. We do a checkdisk and it fixes the
corruption for a few days. This is on Windows 2003 Server machines. It
only seems to effect the 2nd partition on a drive. Most of the machines had
RAID mirrored drives. The errors show up in the WIndows Event Log as 'ntfs'

It's hard for me to believe that Subversion would do anything that would
corrupt an NTFS paritition, and its hard for the computer support guys to
believe it's a hardware problem (since most of the drives are mirrored).
I'm beginning to think their is an obscure Windows bug that Subversion is
getting tripped up by.

Some users use a SUBST drive letter for their D: drive, instead of another
partition, and their systems work fine.

Has anyone had any experiences similar to this?

Is anyone using Windows 2003 Server on their client machines, with a 2nd
partition, and has it worked?
Received on Thu Jan 12 21:51:34 2006

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