Unable to Check Out SVN Folders

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Cameron Hagen

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May 17, 2022, 7:52:19 PMMay 17
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Hello there,

I'd like to check out a number of SVN folders, but with each one I run into an error where after checking out a few documents, it stalls, and then gives me this error: 

Checkout Failed!

Error: Error running context: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host


When I delete the folder and give it another try, sometimes it will get through more documents, sometimes it gets through less, but it never actually finishes. I have tried using different internet connections, but get consistent errors.

Very new to Subversion Edge and would really appreciate any feedback.
Thanks,
Cam

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Nico Kadel-Garcia

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May 17, 2022, 8:26:31 PMMay 17
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On Tue, May 17, 2022 at 7:52 PM Cameron Hagen <cha...@appareo.com> wrote:
>
> Hello there,
>
> I'd like to check out a number of SVN folders, but with each one I run into an error where after checking out a few documents, it stalls, and then gives me this error:
>
> Checkout Failed!
>
> Error: Error running context: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host

The gods only know. You've not stated what kind of server is involved,
nor any hint of whether the repo has huge commits nad may be timing
out, nor whether there is an intervening proxy. Such vagaries of
Apache bsed Subversions are one reason I prefer SSH based access. Can
you use svn+ssh?

Nathan Hartman

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May 17, 2022, 8:52:22 PMMay 17
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On Tue, May 17, 2022 at 7:52 PM Cameron Hagen <cha...@appareo.com> wrote:
Hello,

We've had various reports with this error message over the years. The cause is usually a server side or network issue, but there doesn't seem to be a common theme of one particular cause. Causes have ranged from anything from antivirus software to network configurations to firewalls to old versions of SVN on the server. If you search for the exact text of the error message in our mailing list archives (see [1], you'll find  discussions and (hopefully) what fixed it for different people. There's also the StackOverflow question at [2].

You mentioned that you are using Subversion Edge. Do you know whether the version of  Subversion Edge on the repository server is the latest available?

From your screenshot it appears you are using TortoiseSVN on the client (your computer). What version of TortoiseSVN are you using? 

Also do you know whether you're going through a proxy?

Is the repository server on the same LAN as your client computer, or across a VPN, or...?

When you say it stalls, is there a noticeable delay? Approximately how long (seconds? minutes?)

Cheers,
Nathan 

[1] SVN mailing list archives: 
https://subversion.apache.org/mailing-lists.html -- see under Archives for users@

Marlow, Andrew

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May 18, 2022, 2:31:34 AMMay 18
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I too have seen this error several times and I am convinced it happens in the presence of an unreliable network. The network I am using is very unreliable so this problem is seen from time to time. When it happens the checkout has to be cleaned, then if the command is tries again it usually works.

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Cameron Hagen

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Jun 2, 2022, 2:08:21 PMJun 2
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Thank you for your response. Hopefully I have some helpful information prepared.
  1. The version of Subversion on our server is 1.8.19-4419.51 and I think that is the latest version. I'm seeing it says no new software updates are available.
  2. Yes, I am using TortoiseSVN. The version of TortoiseSVN on my client is 1.14.0.28885. (I see that there is an update available - 1.14.3.29387)
  3. No proxy is used!
  4. I have attempted the checkout while on the same LAN as the repository server and also over VPN, but unfortunately seeing consistent results.
  5. This delay is seconds in duration. Maybe 5 - 10. 
Is there a way to commit new versions of a doc already in SVN through the repo browser?
Please let me know what other questions you have! Thanks again for your time.

-Cam

Daniel Sahlberg

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Jun 2, 2022, 4:14:46 PMJun 2
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Den tors 2 juni 2022 20:08Cameron Hagen <cha...@appareo.com> skrev:
Thank you for your response. Hopefully I have some helpful information prepared.
  1. The version of Subversion on our server is 1.8.19-4419.51 and I think that is the latest version. I'm seeing it says no new software updates are available.
This a quite old, about five years. In your first mail you mentioned Subversion Edge, it might be that their updater just isn't able to find a new version. Have you checked with the vendor?
  1. Yes, I am using TortoiseSVN. The version of TortoiseSVN on my client is 1.14.0.28885. (I see that there is an update available - 1.14.3.29387)
An update never hurts but there should not be any major differences.
  1. No proxy is used!
  2. I have attempted the checkout while on the same LAN as the repository server and also over VPN, but unfortunately seeing consistent results.

Have you checked server logs?
  1. This delay is seconds in duration. Maybe 5 - 10. 
That seems to counter the idea that it is a proper timeout. Then I would continue the search in the network and on the server.

Is there a way to commit new versions of a doc already in SVN through the repo browser?

I haven't tried, but I don't think so. This question (since it concerns usage of a specific client) can probably be better answered in the TortoiseSVN forums.

Please let me know what other questions you have! Thanks again for your time.

-Cam

Kind regards
Daniel
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