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RE: Is subversion safe to use?

From: Guido Anzuoni <guido.anzuoni_at_kyneste.com>
Date: 2004-11-26 13:21:47 CET

Hi Gary,
too few infos.

Which platform ?
What is the old version (the working one) ?
What is the new version ?
What access method used (file://, http://, svn://, etc.) ?
Upgrade tecnique ?
Any error message/evidence of the failure could help (!)

Guido

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gary Thomas [mailto:gary@mlbassoc.com]
> Sent: Friday, November 26, 2004 1:16 PM
> To: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Is subversion safe to use?
>
>
> I've been using this [slack] week to bring subversion into my
> workplace.
> I'm quite a confident, longtime user of CVS and was feeling
> pretty good
> about how svn fell into place. Then I performed the "unspeakable"; I
> touched the setup (I upgraded to a new version) and all of my work for
> the week now seems to be untouchable. Nothing I've tried has
> worked :-(
>
> Before this happened, I made hot backups of my repositories (as well
> as "normal" file system backups). I can't access any of them either.
>
> The loss is not so big - I can recreate what I've done since
> it was only
> a few days work and I keep good records. But what happens the next
> time? What if it's after weeks or months of using this tool and then I
> find that everything is gone?
>
> Am I just being paranoid? What strategies can I utilize to minimize
> the likelihood?
>
> In the meantime, I'm rebuilding my repositories using FSFS (the main
> reason I was upgrading anyway). Hopefully that will be more stable.
>
> n.b. if there's a way to recover my [old] work, I'm still game to try!
>
> --
> Gary Thomas <gary@mlbassoc.com>
> MLB Associates
>
>
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