[cvsnt] Restoring a backed up repository

Damien Moore damien.moore at excite.com
Thu Nov 30 15:43:12 GMT 2006

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Hi Folks

I recently had a hard drive failure, but have managed to salvage most of my repository (I also have slightly older backed up versions). Can someone point me to documentation about restoring from a backed up repository? I have a couple of specific questions:

1/ Can I just copy selected folders on the root from the backed up repository into a new CVSNT repository or do I need to restore the entire repository? (there were a few experimental projects in there that I no longer need in the repository because they create confusion) What are the potential conflicts with doing this?

2/ When I copied from my failed hard drive, i think i missed all of the hidden files in the repository. Will I be able to restore without these (It's something of any effort to go back to the failed drive again to get the hidden files, but I can always restore one of the older backups)


 --- On Thu 11/30, Nigel Orr < nigel.orr at nautronix.co.uk > wrote:
From: Nigel Orr [mailto: nigel.orr at nautronix.co.uk]
To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 11:30:04 -0000
Subject: [cvsnt] Problem with tags- val-tags: Permission denied

Server: Win2003-  Concurrent Versions System (CVSNT) 2.5.03 (Scorpio)Build 2260 (client/server)Client: Win XP Pro-  TortoiseCVS 1.8.28Basic CVS operations (Commit, Add, Remove, Release) all work OKCVS tag results in:----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------In C:\Documents and Settings\Nigel\My Documents\CVS_Checkouts\GUI:"C:\Program Files\TortoiseCVS\cvs.exe" -q tag -c V1-0-13CVSROOT=:pserver:nigel at nixabdn-file2:2401/cvsrepo/nasbop_guiT NASBOP.vbp[...skip file list...]T UserControls/Alarm/ctlAlarm.ctlcvs [server aborted]: cannot writeF:/CVSRepo/NASBOP_GUI/CVSROOT/val-tags: Permission deniedError, CVS operation failed----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------What is the problem?  What do I need to do to fix it?  Is it just amatter of permissions on that file on the server?  Is there a way toavoid it for new repositories?Thanks,Nigel--NAUTRONIX PLCMARINE 
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