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Re: repository fail-safe mechanisms?

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-07 15:18:52 CET

On 3/7/06, KevinGPO <kevingpo@hotmail.com> wrote:
> I keep my SVN repository on a USB portable HD. Sometimes my HD overheats (or
> something) and makes funny space invader noises. During this time the HD is
> unreachable. So I have to hard-unplug it. When I plug it back in it seems to
> be corrupted. So I use scandisk / chkdsk on it.
> It has found:
> transactions\xx.txn to be malformed and corrected it.
> Will this mess up my repository???

Probably. You're corrupting data on disk. This isn't a TSVN or even
an SVN issue - you need hardware stability before you can have any
confidence in the safety of your data. If you aren't using a
journaling filesystem, start doing so - it won't eliminate chances for
corruption but it'll help.

The *true* solution is to get a reliable drive. "Space invader
noises" are a strong signal that the drive is about to physically
fail, and heat is one of a drive's worst enemies.

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Received on Tue Mar 7 15:19:51 2006

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