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Re: Rescuing a repository

From: Marc Haisenko <haisenko_at_webport.de>
Date: 2004-05-14 15:26:10 CEST

On Friday 14 May 2004 14:14, Jan Evert van Grootheest wrote:
> Marc,
> Exactly!
> It would get you a working repository on short term, I think.
> This is a bit theoretical. I'm sure one of the svn developers will correct
> me if I'm wrong...
> If you svnadmin dump then it starts off with the first revision being
> dumped completely (check the documentation on --incremental!). As such,
> revision 337 should contain those images!
> It doesn't say it with that many words, but --incremental skips the
> complete dump of the first revision instead dumping only the delta. That
> forces the user to first load a previous dump as a starting point.
> Of course, if dumping 337 needs 336 you're still toasted.
> As to loading it... I wouldn't be surprised if you could just load both and
> get a hole at 336.
> Just try svnadmin load.
> -- Jan Evert

Ah, but I discovered a little problem: our versions are in fact SVN repository
revisions, so if one revision is left out in this process then all following
revisions are one off, e.g. what's now revision 500 would then be revision
499... so the question would then be how to insert a revision in the process.

I thought it could work like this:
# svnadmin load /export/svnrepository-new < dump.0:335
# svn co file://export/svnrepository-new myworkingcopy
# cd myworkingcopy
# touch .dummy
# svn add .dummy
# commit -m "A dummy revision"
Blabla, revision 336 committed.
# svnadmin load /export/svnrepository-new < dump.incremental.337:HEAD

But I think this would work, as the then inserted 336 would have a newer date
than the following 337, doesn't it ?


Marc Haisenko
Webport IT-Services GmbH
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