5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 18, 2006 9:28 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Dreamweaver 8 overwriting files

    steve.com
      I have a local server where all my website files are stored, There are 3 people who edit these files , I have check in and check out enabled on all the machines and maintain synchronisation information enabled. When I check out a file and save it I dont always check it back in because I need to work on it again later, but when I go back to the files I find that the changes I have made have not been saved.
      I dont know if it is grabbing the files from the remote server and overwriting my local one or if the file is cached somewhere.

      Does anybody know what might be causing this problem?
        • 1. Re: Dreamweaver 8 overwriting files
          Level 7
          How are your site definitions set up?

          Local site: each person's local hard drive?
          So each person has a copy of the site on their hard drive?

          Remote site: the local server?

          Does CI/CO unlock files on the local server and allow them to be opened on
          the local hard drives for editing?

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          John Waller


          • 2. Re: Dreamweaver 8 overwriting files
            steve.com Level 1
            The local site is on a network so everybody can access the files.
            The remote site is the website itself.

            When I Check Out a file it says my name by it in both the remote and local server and nobody else accesses it.

            When I save a file to the local shared network I dont check it back in, but when I come to open it again the changes are gone.
            • 3. Re: Dreamweaver 8 overwriting files
              Level 7
              You are sharing the same local site? That's the problem. The only way to
              do this is to have a staging server that the three of you share files from.
              When this is the case, CI/CO will work properly. You will then need to have
              two separate sites defined:

              1. Local site on each workstation, and remote site on the staging server
              2. Local site on the staging server, and remote site on the production
              server

              For day-to-day editing, each of you would use site #1, with CI/CO. Check
              the files out from the remote site, edit locally, and then when finished,
              check them back in to the staging server. When you are ready to publish
              files, use site #2, and PUT the files from staging server to production
              server. Only use site #2 to GET/PUT files from staging to production. Only
              use site #1 for local editing.

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              "steve.com" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
              news:e9idmh$rql$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              >I have a local server where all my website files are stored, There are 3
              >people
              > who edit these files , I have check in and check out enabled on all the
              > machines and maintain synchronisation information enabled. When I check
              > out a
              > file and save it I dont always check it back in because I need to work on
              > it
              > again later, but when I go back to the files I find that the changes I
              > have
              > made have not been saved.
              > I dont know if it is grabbing the files from the remote server and
              > overwriting
              > my local one or if the file is cached somewhere.
              >
              > Does anybody know what might be causing this problem?
              >


              • 4. Re: Dreamweaver 8 overwriting files
                steve.com Level 1
                hm, that seems a bit of a long winded way of doing it.

                What is the problem with everybody accessing the same files in one place if nobody is opening the same files? what exactly causes the probelm of the saves being lost?
                • 5. Re: Dreamweaver 8 overwriting files
                  Level 7
                  The problem with doing that is exactly the problem you are having - you have
                  no version control CI/CO will not work to protect you in your arrangement.
                  But it's up to you....

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                  "steve.com" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                  news:e9ij4m$4rf$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                  > hm, that seems a bit of a long winded way of doing it.
                  >
                  > What is the problem with everybody accessing the same files in one place
                  > if
                  > nobody is opening the same files? what exactly causes the probelm of the
                  > saves
                  > being lost?
                  >