How to connect to network repository?

How do I connect to a remote Mercurial repository?

It works if the repository is placed locally on my PC as "C:\Mercurial\xxx"

The path is e.g. "R:\Mercurial\xxx" and

I have also tried with "\\sbs2011\filedata\Mercurial\xxx"

I assume it has something to do with mapping network drives or missing "\\".

When testing I get the following:

Error testing connection.
Non-zero exit code: 255
at com.atlassian.utils.process.PluggableProcessHandler.complete(
at com.atlassian.utils.process.ExternalProcessImpl.wrapUpProcess(
at com.atlassian.utils.process.ExternalProcessImpl.finish(
at com.atlassian.utils.process.ExternalProcessImpl.execute(
at com.atlassian.fisheye.dvcs.DvcsScmConfig.executeCommand(

Connection failed

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There's a document describing an error that follow the error code you are getting, please check it at

Without further details from your logs I can't say for sure at which point the indexing is failing, but since you mentioned you're trying to connect to a remote repository, I think it's possible you're running into the issue described by the document above.
You may check at the atlassian-fisheye-<date>.log located under the FISHEYE_INST/var/log directory for more details when this error occurs.


Gustavo Refosco

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