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Re: I get Unknown FS type 'fsfs' after restoring repository

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-05-27 12:12:46 CEST

Dean Schulze wrote:
> I restored my svn repository from backup after a hard drive crash. I
> just installed TortoiseSVN 1.4.3 and when I try to check out from the
> restored repository I get
>
> Error: Unable to open an ra_local session to URL
> Error: Unable to open repository
> 'file:///C:/dean/svn.repositories/src.repos'
> Unknown FS type 'fsfs'
>
> I get the same messages when I try to import the repository.
>
> I believe the repository was created with svn version 1.2.
>
> Do I have to do something like creating a new repository and then
> restoring the backup into the new repository?

Get the Subversion command line client. Then, type
svnadmin dump path/to/repository > repo.dmp
(this of course still with the version 1.2 client)
then, with the 1.4.3 client, type
svnadmin create newrepository
svnadmin load path/to/newrepository < repo.dmp

if that doesn't work, it could be that your backup is corrupt too.
If you create a backup of a repository, I would do that by dumping it
(svnadmin dump) and not just backup the repository files.

Stefan

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Received on Sun May 27 12:13:17 2007

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