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Dropbox Workspace Error Message [message #1128260] Mon, 07 October 2013 14:08 Go to next message
Mike McGuire is currently offline Mike McGuire
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Registered: October 2013
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I have Eclipse save my files on Dropbox such that I can access them from any machine I happen to be using. I'm getting an error message periodically, though, as Eclipse tries to save. The message reads:

An internal error occurred during: "Periodic workspace save.".
Cannot set lower sequence number for root (previous: 8, new: 5). Location: /Users/michaelmcguire/Dropbox/Java Class/.metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.core.resources/.safetable/org.eclipse.core.resources

Any advice on how to fix this?
Re: Dropbox Workspace Error Message [message #1128299 is a reply to message #1128260] Mon, 07 October 2013 14:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell Bateman
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On 10/7/2013 8:08 AM, Mike McGuire wrote:
> I have Eclipse save my files on Dropbox such that I can access them from
> any machine I happen to be using. I'm getting an error message
> periodically, though, as Eclipse tries to save. The message reads:
>
> An internal error occurred during: "Periodic workspace save.".
> Cannot set lower sequence number for root (previous: 8, new: 5).
> Location: /Users/michaelmcguire/Dropbox/Java
> Class/.metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.core.resources/.safetable/org.eclipse.core.resources
>
>
> Any advice on how to fix this?

If I understand what you're doing, I would point out to you that Eclipse
workspaces are not portable between hosts. If you're trying to use
Dropbox to accomplish this, sooner or later you'll run into trouble.

What is portable is the Eclipse project. Putting that in Dropbox is
perfectly appropriate and not likely to create trouble for you.

You can import your project from any path into a new Eclipse workspace
by File -> Import -> General -> Import Existing Projects into Workspace.
Or come back and ask for help here.

Hope this helps.
Re: Dropbox Workspace Error Message [message #1128354 is a reply to message #1128299] Mon, 07 October 2013 15:53 Go to previous message
Mike McGuire is currently offline Mike McGuire
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Ah, OK. So is this right? I change my workspace back to someplace on my hard drive and then export the project I'm working on to Dropbox at the end of each session? Then, if I'm at another machine, I import the project from Dropbox into the local workspace of that machine? In there any way to automate the import/export part?

[Updated on: Mon, 07 October 2013 16:10]

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