[cvsnt] NAV file system realtime protection, repository corruption, CVS version????

Darrell Werries dwerries at coretronics.com
Wed Jan 15 16:19:39 GMT 2003

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Hello CVSNT Community,

Well, I have read a number of references to the potential for repository
data corruption occurring as a result of running CVS-NT along with having
the file system realtime protection feature turned on in Norton Antivirus.

I was looking into upgrading from my current CVS-NT version of
(build 57d) to the latest version (build 63, I think), as well as my
supporting tools.  I have everything I need to upgrade all of the relevant
tools, but my company also uses NAV corporate edition, and I have been
warned about this data corruption issue.

Having done some checking, it turns out that our server has this NAV feature
turned on in all of its glory, while the clients are configured to have it
turned off.

Unfortunately, I have not been able to get a good feel for the following:

1. Is this corruption isolated to the new version?  We have been running
build 57d for about 6 months with this NAV feature turned on, and we have
not seen any corruption in our repository...at least, as far as I know.
Maybe we have been lucky?  Maybe it has occurred, but I have not come across
it, yet?  How can I check?

2. Are there some specifics as to what does occur and exactly what causes it
to occur?  Can/should I monitor the cause within NAV or the effect within
our repository?  Symptoms?  Automated monitoring?  Automated cleanup?  Etc.?

3. I could turn this feature off in NAV, but it sure does seem like a rather
important thing to be checking for, particularly on a server (network,
email, internet, web, etc.).

4. Reasons to upgrade or not to upgrade from 57d -> 63?

I think that is it for now.

Thanks for your help,


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