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task multiple workspaces [message #37914] Tue, 04 December 2007 17:05 Go to next message
Christy is currently offline Christy
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I have several workspaces - unfortunately due to how our SVN was set up.

How can I use different workspaces (only running one eclipse instance at
a time) and point them all to the same backup mylyn area and not go
through the import issue that I am currently having with my drive
mapping issue? (previous posting "import task backup list"

Thanks in advacne
Re: task multiple workspaces [message #37947 is a reply to message #37914] Tue, 04 December 2007 17:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eugene Kuleshov is currently offline Eugene Kuleshov
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D wrote:
> I have several workspaces - unfortunately due to how our SVN was set up.
>
> How can I use different workspaces (only running one eclipse instance
> at a time) and point them all to the same backup mylyn area and not go
> through the import issue that I am currently having with my drive
> mapping issue? (previous posting "import task backup list"
You can specify location of the task list data directory at Window /
Preferences / Mylyn / Task List / Task Data (advanced) / Data Directory

regards,
Eugene
Re: task multiple workspaces [message #37980 is a reply to message #37947] Tue, 04 December 2007 17:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Christy is currently offline Christy
Messages: 17
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Eugene Kuleshov wrote:
> D wrote:
>> I have several workspaces - unfortunately due to how our SVN was set up.
>>
>> How can I use different workspaces (only running one eclipse instance
>> at a time) and point them all to the same backup mylyn area and not go
>> through the import issue that I am currently having with my drive
>> mapping issue? (previous posting "import task backup list"
> You can specify location of the task list data directory at Window /
> Preferences / Mylyn / Task List / Task Data (advanced) / Data Directory
>
> regards,
> Eugene
>
>
I did that and when I did I got prompted to create new overwrite yes/no
(I believe) or load. I didn't select overwrite but yet my tasklist.xml
etc were overwritten. so I am left with the data backup zip files plus
new xml files for the tasklist etc.... Those should not have been over
written
Re: task multiple workspaces [message #38003 is a reply to message #37980] Tue, 04 December 2007 17:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eugene Kuleshov is currently offline Eugene Kuleshov
Messages: 505
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D wrote:
>>> How can I use different workspaces (only running one eclipse
>>> instance at a time) and point them all to the same backup mylyn area
>>> and not go through the import issue that I am currently having with
>>> my drive mapping issue? (previous posting "import task backup list"
>> You can specify location of the task list data directory at Window /
>> Preferences / Mylyn / Task List / Task Data (advanced) / Data Directory
> I did that and when I did I got prompted to create new overwrite
> yes/no (I believe) or load. I didn't select overwrite but yet my
> tasklist.xml etc were overwritten. so I am left with the data backup
> zip files plus new xml files for the tasklist etc.... Those should
> not have been over written
I am not sure what you mean by "your files", because all of task lists
are yours and there was two sets of those (one per workspace). It is
possible that Mylyn's warning is simply confusing, because it simply
points task list to the new directory, so nothing to overwrite really.
I've used this quite long time ago and that time it worked fine. Though
this feature been marked as advanced, because it is relatively easy to
mess it up, but usually it should be possible to restore old task list
by changing date folder back and in worst case, restore task list from
backup.
Anyways, if you don't think it is working as it should, please submit
a bug.

regards,
Eugene
Re: task multiple workspaces [message #38038 is a reply to message #38003] Tue, 04 December 2007 18:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Christy is currently offline Christy
Messages: 17
Registered: July 2009
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I unzipped the backup file from Monday.
tasklist.xml
respositories.xml
contexts\
and placed them in a new
\BKUP\eclipse\mylyn\ directory

My Eclipse Mylyn preferences points to this backup directory

When I re-enter Eclipse my tasks are empty...
There are no repositories listed when viewing the tasks repository view








Eugene Kuleshov wrote:
> D wrote:
>>>> How can I use different workspaces (only running one eclipse
>>>> instance at a time) and point them all to the same backup mylyn area
>>>> and not go through the import issue that I am currently having with
>>>> my drive mapping issue? (previous posting "import task backup list"
>>> You can specify location of the task list data directory at Window /
>>> Preferences / Mylyn / Task List / Task Data (advanced) / Data Directory
>> I did that and when I did I got prompted to create new overwrite
>> yes/no (I believe) or load. I didn't select overwrite but yet my
>> tasklist.xml etc were overwritten. so I am left with the data backup
>> zip files plus new xml files for the tasklist etc.... Those should
>> not have been over written
> I am not sure what you mean by "your files", because all of task lists
> are yours and there was two sets of those (one per workspace). It is
> possible that Mylyn's warning is simply confusing, because it simply
> points task list to the new directory, so nothing to overwrite really.
> I've used this quite long time ago and that time it worked fine. Though
> this feature been marked as advanced, because it is relatively easy to
> mess it up, but usually it should be possible to restore old task list
> by changing date folder back and in worst case, restore task list from
> backup.
> Anyways, if you don't think it is working as it should, please submit a
> bug.
>
> regards,
> Eugene
>
Re: task multiple workspaces [message #38068 is a reply to message #38038] Tue, 04 December 2007 18:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Christy is currently offline Christy
Messages: 17
Registered: July 2009
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I just got the server restored for eclipse\mylyn
When I invoked Eclipse nothing is the same (i.e. lost all repository
task stuff. Even the local task repository is empty. The repository
from the SVN server is not even listed as a repository.)



D wrote:
> I unzipped the backup file from Monday.
> tasklist.xml
> respositories.xml
> contexts\
> and placed them in a new
> \BKUP\eclipse\mylyn\ directory
>
> My Eclipse Mylyn preferences points to this backup directory
>
> When I re-enter Eclipse my tasks are empty...
> There are no repositories listed when viewing the tasks repository view
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Eugene Kuleshov wrote:
>> D wrote:
>>>>> How can I use different workspaces (only running one eclipse
>>>>> instance at a time) and point them all to the same backup mylyn
>>>>> area and not go through the import issue that I am currently having
>>>>> with my drive mapping issue? (previous posting "import task backup
>>>>> list"
>>>> You can specify location of the task list data directory at Window
>>>> / Preferences / Mylyn / Task List / Task Data (advanced) / Data
>>>> Directory
>>> I did that and when I did I got prompted to create new overwrite
>>> yes/no (I believe) or load. I didn't select overwrite but yet my
>>> tasklist.xml etc were overwritten. so I am left with the data backup
>>> zip files plus new xml files for the tasklist etc.... Those should
>>> not have been over written
>> I am not sure what you mean by "your files", because all of task
>> lists are yours and there was two sets of those (one per workspace).
>> It is possible that Mylyn's warning is simply confusing, because it
>> simply points task list to the new directory, so nothing to overwrite
>> really. I've used this quite long time ago and that time it worked
>> fine. Though this feature been marked as advanced, because it is
>> relatively easy to mess it up, but usually it should be possible to
>> restore old task list by changing date folder back and in worst case,
>> restore task list from backup.
>> Anyways, if you don't think it is working as it should, please submit
>> a bug.
>>
>> regards,
>> Eugene
>>
Re: task multiple workspaces [message #38100 is a reply to message #38068] Tue, 04 December 2007 18:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Christy is currently offline Christy
Messages: 17
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FILE -> IMPORT -. MYLYN
choose from repository

works ok now

Thanks Eugene



D wrote:
> I just got the server restored for eclipse\mylyn
> When I invoked Eclipse nothing is the same (i.e. lost all repository
> task stuff. Even the local task repository is empty. The repository
> from the SVN server is not even listed as a repository.)
>
>
>
> D wrote:
>> I unzipped the backup file from Monday.
>> tasklist.xml
>> respositories.xml
>> contexts\
>> and placed them in a new
>> \BKUP\eclipse\mylyn\ directory
>>
>> My Eclipse Mylyn preferences points to this backup directory
>>
>> When I re-enter Eclipse my tasks are empty...
>> There are no repositories listed when viewing the tasks repository view
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Eugene Kuleshov wrote:
>>> D wrote:
>>>>>> How can I use different workspaces (only running one eclipse
>>>>>> instance at a time) and point them all to the same backup mylyn
>>>>>> area and not go through the import issue that I am currently
>>>>>> having with my drive mapping issue? (previous posting "import task
>>>>>> backup list"
>>>>> You can specify location of the task list data directory at Window
>>>>> / Preferences / Mylyn / Task List / Task Data (advanced) / Data
>>>>> Directory
>>>> I did that and when I did I got prompted to create new overwrite
>>>> yes/no (I believe) or load. I didn't select overwrite but yet my
>>>> tasklist.xml etc were overwritten. so I am left with the data backup
>>>> zip files plus new xml files for the tasklist etc.... Those should
>>>> not have been over written
>>> I am not sure what you mean by "your files", because all of task
>>> lists are yours and there was two sets of those (one per workspace).
>>> It is possible that Mylyn's warning is simply confusing, because it
>>> simply points task list to the new directory, so nothing to overwrite
>>> really. I've used this quite long time ago and that time it worked
>>> fine. Though this feature been marked as advanced, because it is
>>> relatively easy to mess it up, but usually it should be possible to
>>> restore old task list by changing date folder back and in worst case,
>>> restore task list from backup.
>>> Anyways, if you don't think it is working as it should, please
>>> submit a bug.
>>>
>>> regards,
>>> Eugene
>>>
Re: task multiple workspaces [message #38132 is a reply to message #38038] Tue, 04 December 2007 19:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eugene Kuleshov is currently offline Eugene Kuleshov
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Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
You shouldn't be manually unzipping task list files. Use "Restore
Tasks from History..." action from in the Task List or wizard at File /
Import / Mylyn / Task Data (use backup selection).

regards,
Eugene


D wrote:
> I unzipped the backup file from Monday.
> tasklist.xml
> respositories.xml
> contexts\
> and placed them in a new
> \BKUP\eclipse\mylyn\ directory
>
> My Eclipse Mylyn preferences points to this backup directory
>
> When I re-enter Eclipse my tasks are empty...
> There are no repositories listed when viewing the tasks repository view
>
Re: task multiple workspaces [message #39347 is a reply to message #37914] Tue, 18 December 2007 17:02 Go to previous message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: beatmik.acm.org

D,

Note that the instructions and warnings on using Mylyn with multiple
workspaces are at:

http://wiki.eclipse.org/Mylyn_FAQ#What_if_I_use_multiple_wor kspaces.3F

There may be some confusion in the messages below, so please note that
importing is not the same as sharing the data directory. I've added a
note and some cautions about this to the FAQ entry.

Mik

D wrote:
> I have several workspaces - unfortunately due to how our SVN was set up.
>
> How can I use different workspaces (only running one eclipse instance at
> a time) and point them all to the same backup mylyn area and not go
> through the import issue that I am currently having with my drive
> mapping issue? (previous posting "import task backup list"
>
> Thanks in advacne
Re: task multiple workspaces [message #585512 is a reply to message #37914] Tue, 04 December 2007 17:30 Go to previous message
Eugene Kuleshov is currently offline Eugene Kuleshov
Messages: 505
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
D wrote:
> I have several workspaces - unfortunately due to how our SVN was set up.
>
> How can I use different workspaces (only running one eclipse instance
> at a time) and point them all to the same backup mylyn area and not go
> through the import issue that I am currently having with my drive
> mapping issue? (previous posting "import task backup list"
You can specify location of the task list data directory at Window /
Preferences / Mylyn / Task List / Task Data (advanced) / Data Directory

regards,
Eugene
Re: task multiple workspaces [message #585523 is a reply to message #37947] Tue, 04 December 2007 17:36 Go to previous message
Christy is currently offline Christy
Messages: 17
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Eugene Kuleshov wrote:
> D wrote:
>> I have several workspaces - unfortunately due to how our SVN was set up.
>>
>> How can I use different workspaces (only running one eclipse instance
>> at a time) and point them all to the same backup mylyn area and not go
>> through the import issue that I am currently having with my drive
>> mapping issue? (previous posting "import task backup list"
> You can specify location of the task list data directory at Window /
> Preferences / Mylyn / Task List / Task Data (advanced) / Data Directory
>
> regards,
> Eugene
>
>
I did that and when I did I got prompted to create new overwrite yes/no
(I believe) or load. I didn't select overwrite but yet my tasklist.xml
etc were overwritten. so I am left with the data backup zip files plus
new xml files for the tasklist etc.... Those should not have been over
written
Re: task multiple workspaces [message #585537 is a reply to message #37980] Tue, 04 December 2007 17:52 Go to previous message
Eugene Kuleshov is currently offline Eugene Kuleshov
Messages: 505
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
D wrote:
>>> How can I use different workspaces (only running one eclipse
>>> instance at a time) and point them all to the same backup mylyn area
>>> and not go through the import issue that I am currently having with
>>> my drive mapping issue? (previous posting "import task backup list"
>> You can specify location of the task list data directory at Window /
>> Preferences / Mylyn / Task List / Task Data (advanced) / Data Directory
> I did that and when I did I got prompted to create new overwrite
> yes/no (I believe) or load. I didn't select overwrite but yet my
> tasklist.xml etc were overwritten. so I am left with the data backup
> zip files plus new xml files for the tasklist etc.... Those should
> not have been over written
I am not sure what you mean by "your files", because all of task lists
are yours and there was two sets of those (one per workspace). It is
possible that Mylyn's warning is simply confusing, because it simply
points task list to the new directory, so nothing to overwrite really.
I've used this quite long time ago and that time it worked fine. Though
this feature been marked as advanced, because it is relatively easy to
mess it up, but usually it should be possible to restore old task list
by changing date folder back and in worst case, restore task list from
backup.
Anyways, if you don't think it is working as it should, please submit
a bug.

regards,
Eugene
Re: task multiple workspaces [message #585553 is a reply to message #38003] Tue, 04 December 2007 18:01 Go to previous message
Christy is currently offline Christy
Messages: 17
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
I unzipped the backup file from Monday.
tasklist.xml
respositories.xml
contexts\
and placed them in a new
\BKUP\eclipse\mylyn\ directory

My Eclipse Mylyn preferences points to this backup directory

When I re-enter Eclipse my tasks are empty...
There are no repositories listed when viewing the tasks repository view








Eugene Kuleshov wrote:
> D wrote:
>>>> How can I use different workspaces (only running one eclipse
>>>> instance at a time) and point them all to the same backup mylyn area
>>>> and not go through the import issue that I am currently having with
>>>> my drive mapping issue? (previous posting "import task backup list"
>>> You can specify location of the task list data directory at Window /
>>> Preferences / Mylyn / Task List / Task Data (advanced) / Data Directory
>> I did that and when I did I got prompted to create new overwrite
>> yes/no (I believe) or load. I didn't select overwrite but yet my
>> tasklist.xml etc were overwritten. so I am left with the data backup
>> zip files plus new xml files for the tasklist etc.... Those should
>> not have been over written
> I am not sure what you mean by "your files", because all of task lists
> are yours and there was two sets of those (one per workspace). It is
> possible that Mylyn's warning is simply confusing, because it simply
> points task list to the new directory, so nothing to overwrite really.
> I've used this quite long time ago and that time it worked fine. Though
> this feature been marked as advanced, because it is relatively easy to
> mess it up, but usually it should be possible to restore old task list
> by changing date folder back and in worst case, restore task list from
> backup.
> Anyways, if you don't think it is working as it should, please submit a
> bug.
>
> regards,
> Eugene
>
Re: task multiple workspaces [message #585566 is a reply to message #38038] Tue, 04 December 2007 18:06 Go to previous message
Christy is currently offline Christy
Messages: 17
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
I just got the server restored for eclipse\mylyn
When I invoked Eclipse nothing is the same (i.e. lost all repository
task stuff. Even the local task repository is empty. The repository
from the SVN server is not even listed as a repository.)



D wrote:
> I unzipped the backup file from Monday.
> tasklist.xml
> respositories.xml
> contexts\
> and placed them in a new
> \BKUP\eclipse\mylyn\ directory
>
> My Eclipse Mylyn preferences points to this backup directory
>
> When I re-enter Eclipse my tasks are empty...
> There are no repositories listed when viewing the tasks repository view
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Eugene Kuleshov wrote:
>> D wrote:
>>>>> How can I use different workspaces (only running one eclipse
>>>>> instance at a time) and point them all to the same backup mylyn
>>>>> area and not go through the import issue that I am currently having
>>>>> with my drive mapping issue? (previous posting "import task backup
>>>>> list"
>>>> You can specify location of the task list data directory at Window
>>>> / Preferences / Mylyn / Task List / Task Data (advanced) / Data
>>>> Directory
>>> I did that and when I did I got prompted to create new overwrite
>>> yes/no (I believe) or load. I didn't select overwrite but yet my
>>> tasklist.xml etc were overwritten. so I am left with the data backup
>>> zip files plus new xml files for the tasklist etc.... Those should
>>> not have been over written
>> I am not sure what you mean by "your files", because all of task
>> lists are yours and there was two sets of those (one per workspace).
>> It is possible that Mylyn's warning is simply confusing, because it
>> simply points task list to the new directory, so nothing to overwrite
>> really. I've used this quite long time ago and that time it worked
>> fine. Though this feature been marked as advanced, because it is
>> relatively easy to mess it up, but usually it should be possible to
>> restore old task list by changing date folder back and in worst case,
>> restore task list from backup.
>> Anyways, if you don't think it is working as it should, please submit
>> a bug.
>>
>> regards,
>> Eugene
>>
Re: task multiple workspaces [message #585575 is a reply to message #38068] Tue, 04 December 2007 18:15 Go to previous message
Christy is currently offline Christy
Messages: 17
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
FILE -> IMPORT -. MYLYN
choose from repository

works ok now

Thanks Eugene



D wrote:
> I just got the server restored for eclipse\mylyn
> When I invoked Eclipse nothing is the same (i.e. lost all repository
> task stuff. Even the local task repository is empty. The repository
> from the SVN server is not even listed as a repository.)
>
>
>
> D wrote:
>> I unzipped the backup file from Monday.
>> tasklist.xml
>> respositories.xml
>> contexts\
>> and placed them in a new
>> \BKUP\eclipse\mylyn\ directory
>>
>> My Eclipse Mylyn preferences points to this backup directory
>>
>> When I re-enter Eclipse my tasks are empty...
>> There are no repositories listed when viewing the tasks repository view
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Eugene Kuleshov wrote:
>>> D wrote:
>>>>>> How can I use different workspaces (only running one eclipse
>>>>>> instance at a time) and point them all to the same backup mylyn
>>>>>> area and not go through the import issue that I am currently
>>>>>> having with my drive mapping issue? (previous posting "import task
>>>>>> backup list"
>>>>> You can specify location of the task list data directory at Window
>>>>> / Preferences / Mylyn / Task List / Task Data (advanced) / Data
>>>>> Directory
>>>> I did that and when I did I got prompted to create new overwrite
>>>> yes/no (I believe) or load. I didn't select overwrite but yet my
>>>> tasklist.xml etc were overwritten. so I am left with the data backup
>>>> zip files plus new xml files for the tasklist etc.... Those should
>>>> not have been over written
>>> I am not sure what you mean by "your files", because all of task
>>> lists are yours and there was two sets of those (one per workspace).
>>> It is possible that Mylyn's warning is simply confusing, because it
>>> simply points task list to the new directory, so nothing to overwrite
>>> really. I've used this quite long time ago and that time it worked
>>> fine. Though this feature been marked as advanced, because it is
>>> relatively easy to mess it up, but usually it should be possible to
>>> restore old task list by changing date folder back and in worst case,
>>> restore task list from backup.
>>> Anyways, if you don't think it is working as it should, please
>>> submit a bug.
>>>
>>> regards,
>>> Eugene
>>>
Re: task multiple workspaces [message #585589 is a reply to message #38038] Tue, 04 December 2007 19:14 Go to previous message
Eugene Kuleshov is currently offline Eugene Kuleshov
Messages: 505
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
You shouldn't be manually unzipping task list files. Use "Restore
Tasks from History..." action from in the Task List or wizard at File /
Import / Mylyn / Task Data (use backup selection).

regards,
Eugene


D wrote:
> I unzipped the backup file from Monday.
> tasklist.xml
> respositories.xml
> contexts\
> and placed them in a new
> \BKUP\eclipse\mylyn\ directory
>
> My Eclipse Mylyn preferences points to this backup directory
>
> When I re-enter Eclipse my tasks are empty...
> There are no repositories listed when viewing the tasks repository view
>
Re: task multiple workspaces [message #586037 is a reply to message #37914] Tue, 18 December 2007 17:02 Go to previous message
Mik Kersten is currently offline Mik Kersten
Messages: 287
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
D,

Note that the instructions and warnings on using Mylyn with multiple
workspaces are at:

http://wiki.eclipse.org/Mylyn_FAQ#What_if_I_use_multiple_wor kspaces.3F

There may be some confusion in the messages below, so please note that
importing is not the same as sharing the data directory. I've added a
note and some cautions about this to the FAQ entry.

Mik

D wrote:
> I have several workspaces - unfortunately due to how our SVN was set up.
>
> How can I use different workspaces (only running one eclipse instance at
> a time) and point them all to the same backup mylyn area and not go
> through the import issue that I am currently having with my drive
> mapping issue? (previous posting "import task backup list"
>
> Thanks in advacne
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