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I am getting following error in publishing log of a file.

Phase: Deployment Prepare Commit Phase failed, Unable to prepare transaction: tcm:0-25741-66560, Attempting to deploy a binary 40040 to a location where a different binary is already stored Existing binary: 38858:,

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The problem is that you've already got a binary (image, pdf etc) located in your website with the same file name.

To help you explain the problem, there's also some great content online:

http://www.urbancherry.net/blogengine/post/2010/02/09/Unique-binary-filenames-for-SDL-Tridion-Multimedia-Components.aspx

There's also a tridion power tool that can help you identify where your publication contains duplicate binaries:

https://code.google.com/p/tridion-2011-power-tools/wiki/DuplicateBinaries

  • I have power tools installed but I can't see all tolls on my ribbon, I can see only "Image uploaded", "Page publisher", "Count items", "Application data inspector" and "Power tools help" – Ali Jan 14 '14 at 23:59
  • The tool is shown when right clicking a publication item only - thanks – johnwinter Jan 15 '14 at 5:15
  • I could not see any file duplication in my package but adding a TBB that makes sure all files have unique name solved the issue. – Ali Jan 15 '14 at 23:49
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    Forcing unique binary names usually masks the root cause of the problem and facilitates redundant data to be uploaded into the CMS. I have described the scenario in more detail here: tridion.stackexchange.com/a/9584/159 – Nickoli Roussakov Dec 11 '14 at 13:56

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