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Re: tsvn and the mbr

From: Lasse Vågsæther Karlsen <lasse_at_vkarlsen.no>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 10:53:36 +0100

MFT, is this FAT?

On Feb 13, 2008 10:46 AM, Christophe Meudec <meudecc_at_itcarlow.ie> wrote:

> Just an update and my analysis.
>
> 1) svn does generate a lot of disk access (and also for large
> repositories : thousands of small files are on disk making the Master
> File Table much bigger than it was)
> 2) a power cut occurs during high disk traffic
> 3) may imply that the Master File Table gets messed up (The disk
> partitions are still visible but appear empty)
> 4) First got most files back using 'getdataback'
> (http://www.runtime.org/gdb.htm), which was good.
> 5) Tried, fixboot fixmbr of Windows Recovery Console without success
> (logical they don't touch the mft).
> 6) tried various other tools from web : failed.
> 7) reformatted and copied back files from 'getdataback'.
>
>
> So svn does not seem at fault but because of its nature and the nature
> of large repositories it makes the mft more vulnerable should you be
> unlucky to experience a power cut during heavy disk updates (i.e. when
> the mft is being written to)
>
> regards,
> chris
>
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