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

From: Dean Schulze <dean_w_schulze_at_yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-05-27 18:01:05 CEST

  I found the problem.
  My backup was made with one version of cygwin tar. I was attempting to restore the backup with a different version of cygwin tar, and somewhere one of the two corrupted something that svn is sensitive to. I moved the archive to computer with a third version of cygwin tar and was able to untar it and move it back.
  Since cygwin doesn't version their software I have no idea what two versions of cygwin tar are involved, however.
  If I tar and untar with the same version of cygwin then everything is OK. I also noticed that if I archive with cygwin tar and restore with WinZip that the same problem occurs. That makes me suspect that the version of cygwin tar I used to archive caused the problem.
  I had no problem when just copying the repository around unarchived, but I guess I should be using svn dump / load to backup and restore instead.

Dean Schulze <dean_w_schulze@yahoo.com> 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?
  The fish are biting.
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