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Re: Rescuing a repository

From: Marc Haisenko <haisenko_at_webport.de>
Date: 2004-05-14 15:30:06 CEST

On Friday 14 May 2004 15:15, Edmund Horner wrote:
> Edmund Horner wrote:
> PS. I just ran through the process on one of my own repositories (one
> which wasn't working out anyway... I'm not always as reckless as I sound
> :-) and it seems to go ok.
> BUT I forgot to mention: make a backup first! The file containing the
> checkums is db/representations. Not sure if you need to backup other
> files if you're simply going to modify 32 innocuous data bytes.

When experimenting with sensible data I normally do even two backups... better
to be over-careful here ^_^

> In my case the checksum occurred twice in the file. Not sure if that's
> always the case. The checksum is stored as 16 binary bytes (not as 32
> hex digits).
> When this happened to me, the advice was to dump the file using the BDB
> dump utility, edit it there, and then recreate the file. That didn't
> work for me so I used a hex editor.

This helps a lot, thanks... luckily I have an excellent binary editor (biew)
at hand :-) I'll try this...


Marc Haisenko
Webport IT-Services GmbH
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