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Re: SVN Commands Freeze on Repository

From: Mitch Arends <mjarends_at_us.ibm.com>
Date: 2004-07-15 16:12:02 CEST

John Szakmeister wrote:
> On Wednesday 14 July 2004 14:18, Mitch Arends wrote:
>>kfogel@collab.net wrote:
>>>Mitch Arends <mjarends@us.ibm.com> writes:
>>>>Yeah I tried the svnadmin recover command and even that hangs (there
>>>>are currently no other processes running against the repository). Not
>>>>sure what to with it at this point.
>>>You're positive you're executing 'svnlook' and 'svnadmin' as the same
>>>user/group that owns the repository, right?
>>Yes absolutely positive. I should have also mentioned that I'm running
>>subversion 1.0.4 on and Windows 2000 Server system.
>>The strange thing about the repository is that it's backup copy works
>>fine but the live production version of the repository didn't. There
>>also were no changes that were made b/n backup and the repository
>>becoming wedged so I'm no missing any key data. I just want to know why
>>and how to fix it.
> You could try to use the db_recover. The Windows version of the tools
> should be available at:
> http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/ProjectDocumentList?folderID=688
> You can use 'db_recover -vec -h /path/to/repos/db' to attempt a
> catastrophic recovery.
> I do have a couple of questions about how you're accessing the repository.
> What method are you using? By that I mean file://, svn://, or http://.
> Also, are you using TortioseSVN at all? The reason I ask is because I've
> seen one instance at work where somebody was using file:// access, and
> Explorer crashed while he was manipulating the repository. I don't think
> TortoiseSVN caused it, but it did have an ill effect on the repository.
> We've got him setup with svnserve now, which works great, and doesn't
> suffer from this sort of problem. :-)
> -John

We're using https:// to access the repository. We are also using only
TortoiseSVN exclusively to access the repository. I will try the
db_recover tool against the repository and let you know what I find out.

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