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Re: svnadmin dump failure

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-03-26 01:00:16 CET

John Lansberry wrote:
>>> "svn: Berkeley DB error while reading string for filesystem
>>> SVNRepository/db: Input/output error"

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>> Is this svn 1.0? What version of BerkeleyDB?
>> This looks like a low-level disk i/o problem. Is your disk full or
>> something?

John Lansberry wrote:
> I am using SVN 1.0. I'm not sure what version of BerkeleyDB (it's
> whatever comes with the Windows binary release of SVN 1.0 I guess). I
> have performed an error check on my hard drive (just using the Windows
> XP disk error checker). The disk is definitely not full. I've got an
> 80GB hard drive, and I'm only using about 20GB total.
>
> The odd thing is that the repository seems to be behaving properly. I
> can check out a working copy and I can commit a new revision. I just
> can't do a dump of the repository, and backup software cannot read the
> "strings" file in my repository.

It sounds very much like some subtle disk problem.

Try deactivating any subversion processes that you may have set to start at
bootup, reboot, and see if you can copy the strings file. If that fails, its
definitely nothing to do with subversion.

Max.

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