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Re: svnadmin create dies strangely - WinXP

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-06-16 18:00:49 CEST

Jorge Fuente-Alba wrote:

> Hello... i talked about this to a few people on IRC:
>
> Working in WinXP-SP1 on a recently NTFS formatted local partition.
>
> upon doing:
> D:\>svnadmin create svntest
>
> i get:
> svn: Berkeley DB error while creating 'nodes' table for filesystem
> svntest/db:
> DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
>
> which is, of course, unrecoverable.
> The fun bit is when i started poking around with this, i found out
> that i can create the DB in other partitions (i got five, two on one
> disk, three in another, all local) as long as it wasnt the same
> physical disk.... O_o;;
>
> Then i tried creating a DB in C, which worked, but when moving to one
> of the offending partitions, svnlook would die trying to fetch the
> date or log.
> Then, i created a new DB, moved it there, and moved it back. It still
> worked.
> Then, i created a new DB, moved it there, did svnlook date on it, then
> moved it back. It was dead.
>
> any Ideas? i know i could install linux, i could mount the DB in
> another partition, etc.. but thats not what im asking about.

Which filesystem are you using on that partition where BDB doesn't work?
And have you tried to scan he disk for errors?

-- 
Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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