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Receiving an error via an SVN repository

From: Sinclair, Ronda D. <Ronda.Sinclair_at_jhuapl.edu>
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2014 17:11:32 -0500


We are running Tortoise SVN on a Windows 7 machine - and had some network issues were connectivity to our share where the repository was stored was up and down. We've had the user copy the files locally and they can access them and commit them but when trying to recommit them to the network repository they were getting a file lock error. The user was able to break the lock but now receives this error : Error: Can't set position pointer [...] : An attempt was made to move the file pointer before the beginning of the file and can't reconnect to the SVN repository on the network.

I see this link to http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.7/svn.reposadmin.maint.html to unwedge a repository but wanted to check to see if you had any recommendations on what to do before trying to do a restore of the repository or should we try the "unwedge" action first?

Thanks much in advance for your assistance.

Ronda Sinclair
Received on 2014-01-09 23:16:39 CET

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