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Re: We could find some revision in SVN repository

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 20:15:23 +0200

On 18.08.2009 20:01, Petr Fejfar wrote:
> Hi all,
> as shown on the attached image, it seems we have lost few revisions
> (at least we are not able to find). Maybe it could be related to
> another problem/status described in my previous post "TortoiseSVN
> falls out of step with repository" from 18:50 (Aug 18):
> Revision #201 should correspond the state I described in the post
> above i.e. I committed implicitelly added non-versioned folders and
> files and my TortoiseSVN client has fallen out of step with
> repository.
> Two hours later my colleque committed some changes in folders I have
> deleted in previous commit. It should be revisions #202..212 missing
> on the image. He then updated his working copy and discovered that
> some folders/files are missing hence I had to resynchronize my WC with
> repository and add/commit missing folders/files in the morning. Once
> my collegue applied lost changes again, everything seems work O.K.
> Please, could somebody shed some light on this?

Do you access the repository on a network share via file:///? If yes,
then that might be a reason: as we state in our docs in a big warning
box, doing that can result in screwed up repositories.

If however you're accessing the repository properly via svnserve or
apache, then you have to check the repository itself on the server. Run an
$svnadmin verify path/to/repository
on the server. My guess is that your repository is corrupt. You can try
to repair it with
$svnadmin recover path/to/repository
but that's no guarantee (I hope you have a backup).

And if I may speculate here why the repository is missing some revisions:
* bad sectors on the harddrive
* virus scanner deleting revision files because it 'found' a virus in
them (yes, that happens more than you might think)


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