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Message: SourceSafe was unable to finish writing a file


I am trying to migrate a Source Safe database to Subversion, using SSC2SVN and a local installation of VisualSVN Server.

I have successfully used VSS2SVN for the migrating of quite a few Source Safe databases before. Today, however, I get a lot of messages
SourceSafe was unable to finish writing a file. Check your available disk space, and ask the administrator to analyze your SourceSafe database.
I looks as if the directory structure is successfully generated, but files are not present.

Some things I have checked:
  • The disk is certainly not full, over 100GB on the local disk, where VisualSVN Server has its repositories and where VSS2SVN has its temp directory.
  • I ran the SourceSafe analyze.exe tool before migration and it fixed some minor inconsistencies.
  • I could get a Latest version from Source Safe, after setting a working folder.
  • I can browse the VisualSVN repository.
Surprisingly, this exact message is present in the first screenshot on the homepage of this tool, suggesting it is not problem. However, I do not see any files in my Subversion repository.

Stackoverflow has a question with the same message:
Visual-SourceSafe error - unable to finish writing a file, so I think this message is bubbling up from the SourceSafe API, but none of the answers solve my issue.
Closed May 25, 2016 at 5:49 PM by cyotek
Duplicate of documentation topic.


RSchreurs wrote May 20, 2016 at 9:41 AM

My apologies. This I should have started a discussion, rather than submit an issue.

wrote May 25, 2016 at 5:49 PM