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I'd start with the latest stable build of CVSNT on the server--your build is very old, and that is likely at least part of the problem. AV software "real time scans" lock the file once it is written or modified typically causing errors something like "can't rename...". I would imagine it is possible for the same thing to happen with backups, especially ones that are relatively slow (network to tape). In that case I would recommend using a interim backup method, like I described a couple weeks ago (search the newsgroup for the subject "repos back up"--I looked it up after the last person asked). Once you have that set up, you let the script back up CVS safely to the same drive, then tell your network backup to skip the CVS repositories and just grab the script-produced archive(s). Maybe someone wants to post a wiki document about recommended backup procedures for CVSNT? Is there one already? Hope this helps. Regards, Glen Starrett -----Original Message----- From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org]On Behalf Of Carl Zmola Sent: Friday, June 06, 2003 8:16 AM To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook Subject: [cvsnt] Odd corruption problem I've had problems with locks being left in the repostiory and corruption of some of my files. I have noticed that there have been warnings about using Anti Virus software on the server. Would similar problems occur if the disk was being backed up? (tape backup over a network). What does the Anti Virus software do that causes problems? The major problem is that I have lost the history on some of my files (Invalid change text, where there are 3 consecutive intermediate versions that have said that they have deleted the whole file (the RCS entry says @d1 106) and of course if you have deleted the whole file in version 1.15, you can't delete everything again in version 1.14. In tracking down this issue, any abnormality has been brought to my attention, including clients that appear to hang. If the client is killed, reissuing the command often works. I may have found the root of the corruption problem in an older (file date 2001) version of cvs.exe that was installed by WinCVS on one of the clients. I don't know why this would matter, other than seeing a bunch of emails on the list that point in this direction. I am running an older version of cvsnt 188.8.131.52 (build 57j) and am in the process of updating our server and clients to the latest version, but I am a little concerned about a corrupt repository. I guess I am looking for a plausable reason the repository was corrupted, and a some measures I can take to prevent it from happening again. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------- Carl Zmola Carl at MembersOnlySoftware.com 202-328-1698 _______________________________________________ cvsnt mailing list cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook http://www.cvsnt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cvsnt https://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/en.asp#downcvs