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Re: Potentially destructive FAQ answer (attn maxb)

From: Travis P <svn_at_castle.fastmail.fm>
Date: 2005-01-21 23:52:38 CET

On Jan 21, 2005, at 3:45 PM, Max Bowsher wrote:

> Greg Hudson wrote:
>> * Change to the db subdirectory of your repository.
>> * rm __db.* log.*
>> ....
>> Is it really necessary to remove the log files as well as the DB
>> environment in this recovery operation

> I can't imagine that I would have added it unless the initial attempt
> without it failed, in the case which actually drove me to write that
> FAQ. That said, I do feel a bit uneasy about having potentially
> dangerous advice so exposed. At very least, "back up your repository"
> should become "BACK UP YOUR REPOSITORY".

You could remain on the extra-safe side and beside capitalizing "BACK
UP..." also recommend that rather than removing the logs that they mv
them into an new "oldlogs" subdirectory until they are sure this
recovery operation worked. Once they are confident they've got their
repos back, they can then delete them.

-Travis

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