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etoeto IDE: Deployment of workflow fails: error 'Unique name already exists'



I try to update the workflows from our sandbox to live environment, however the update for a specific object always fails and there is no real hint what's wrong.


When I validate the deployment, I get the following error:



*** Deployment Log ***
Result: FAILED
Date: August 14, 2009 2:02:00 PM CEST

# Deployed From:
Project name: xxx Sandbox
Username: xxx

# Deployed To:
Username: xxx

# Deploy Results:
Name: workflows/Neuschaltung__c.workflow
Result: FAILED
Problem: This Unique Name already exists. Please choose a unique name.


The section '# Deploy Results' repeats about 12 times.


I can't imagine why the system refuses due to "Unique name already exists". As far as I understand, the unique name must be identical on sandbox and live to identify the workflow and replace it by the updated version form sandbox. I also checked the meta-information contained in the IDE project and I can't see any (obvious) difference.


Is there anything I miss, which prevents me from updating my workflows in live environment?


I already contacted SF support, however they refused 'support for custom objects' (well ... actually I don't have an idea why an undocumented meta api error message is related to a custom object) so I hope someone here can give me a hint on what this error means.


any help is appreciated.