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Re: Upgrading to 1.3.2: "svnadmin: File already exists"

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2006-08-17 09:26:05 CEST

Magnus Naeslund(k) wrote:
> Since this is a data-loss bug (in my view), I'm sending this to dev-list
> aswell as the users-list. If I'm wrong in doing this, I apologize.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> When I was dumping and loading a repository (upgrading from 1.2.3 to
> 1.3.2) I got this nasty error message:
> svnadmin: File already exists: filesystem 'repo1-restore1/db',
> transaction '8684-1', path 'branches/someproject/v6.2/xproject/sl/docs/sl'
> Command exited with non-zero status 1
> The standard format dump file is about 7.9GB big, 1.7GB when dumped with
> --deltas, the repo contains about 11000 revisions.
> None of the dump files will load into a freshly created repo.
> I don't see any problems with the paths, even if the sl/docs/sl looks
> odd, that's the way it is.
> So.. Does anyone know of this kind of problem?
> So far I've only seen people converting from different other scm system
> having this error. This repo is not converted.
> From the error message I would think that the dump is wrongly ordered
> somehow, that the sl/docs/sl directory maybe was created, deleted and
> the created again, and due to wrong ordering it gets created twice in a
> row.
> I'll dig into the dump file soon, but I was just wondering if this is a
> known bug.

I'm not aware of such a bug.

There are a couple of things you could do to facilitate someone here helping
to debug the situation:

   * Provide the output of 'svn log -v -q' from your original repository.

   * Provide the dumpfile, or at least maybe slosh it through grep so we
     can see the revisions, and the paths and operations in those revisions:

     $ cat dumpfile | \
       grep -E '(Revision-number:|Node-path:|Node-action:|Node-copyfrom-)'

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net>
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Received on Thu Aug 17 09:26:38 2006

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