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Repository corruption (was: Base checksum mismatch?)

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-04-16 22:52:39 CEST

Nick Zitzmann wrote:
> On Apr 16, 2004, at 11:28 AM, John Peacock wrote:
>> This is more likely to be a problem in the Working Copy (hence the
>> mention of .svn), rather than on the server.
>> Rename your WC and perform a fresh checkout, then copy back your
>> changed file(s) and commit.
> Thanks, but when I try checking out the project now, I get the
> following error after a few files were checked out:
> svn: Checksum mismatch on rep 'm3':
> expected: 286e95fb90c07000ab196485b535daad
> actual: 9375939f5c9983f627fe18a0d5175023
> Before I try restoring the last backup of the repository, is there
> anything else I can do?

This indicates repository corruption.

Restore your last backup.
Run 'svnadmin verify' to ensure it is OK.
"svnadmin dump -r (corruptrev+1):HEAD" may have some success at recovering
some data from the repository, or, if you want to and are able to put the
broken repository on a web/ftp site I'll see if I can extract more data from


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