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Re: can't read length line in file %s

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-08-30 14:25:32 CEST

On Aug 30, 2005, at 2:22 AM, Uwe Kitzmann wrote:

>>> Propably there's no chance to repair such a rev file?
>>>
>> If you post to the dev@ list and make the file available, someone
>> there might be able to examine the file's contents and see if there's
>> an easy way to manually repair it.
>>
>
> Unfortunately this is not possible. It's a large file (12MB) with
> mostly binaries
> of a commercial application. Anyway, thanks a lot for your help.
>
> One last question: could something like this also happen with a BDB
> repository?

Sure. If you have a bad disk sector, bad ram, sunspots... data
corruption can happen to any data stored by any application. It has
nothing to do with BDB vs. FSFS. That's why backups exist.

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