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Re: loading a dump file with revision gaps, possible?

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-08-06 00:02:30 CEST

Tor Ringstad wrote:
>> Dump files contain fulltexts unless --deltas is passed.
>
> Aha! I obviously misinterpreted this sentence in the book:
>
> "As Subversion dumps each new revision, it outputs only enough
> information to allow a future loader to re-create that revision
> based on the previous one."
>
> I automatically assumed that "only enough information" implied using
> diffs. Had I bothered reading the next sentence as well, everything
> would have been clear:
>
> "In other words, for any given revision in the dump file, only the
> items that were changed in that revision will appear in the dump."
>
> How bad would it be, then, to loose a revision in the middle of a dump
> file made with --deltas?

This should be fairly obvious. Having a delta is useless if you've lost the
original to apply it to. I.e. any future changes to a path changed in the
lost revision will fail.

Max.

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