I am trying to download the SAS software in an already existing /SW_Depot and I am getting the error "Unable to create and lock the specified directory". No idea why I am getting this error and I am not able to find anything online to resolve this. Any idea why I am getting this error.
I tend to think exactly as @nhvdwalt.
1- That error happens due to read-write permissions or lck file present.
2- Shared file system have the problem of UNC paths. You better map it as logical drive (that the download manager can see) and/or make the download to a non-shared system (so you would need to move the depot first, then download over it), then when everything ready, copy the depot back to the shared location.
3- Additionally, if the depots are of different version, or maintenance, they cannot be merged.
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