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Re: how to check completeness? (was: Re: urgent: subversion)

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-08-06 10:12:46 CEST

Lukas Ruf wrote:
>> Lukas Ruf <ruf@rawip.org> [2004-08-04 11:51]:
>> actually, I cannot access my subversion repository anymore.
> for any strange reason, I can access my subversion repository again by
> 'svnadmin dump' after I upgraded libsvn0 on Debian unstable.
> Before I reactivate the repository for my collaborators, I would like
> to ask the following question:
> - svnadmin dump and svnadmin verify
> completed without any warning.
> Can I really trust the result that there is no error?
> Excuse my question but imagine you cannot access a repository anymore
> within which work of about 10 person-years is inside....
> Thanks for all the support!

'svnadmin dump' reads out a complete representation of the repository - so,
yes, if a dump runs successfully, you can be certain your repository is 100%
working. Therefore, the best way to check a repository is "svnadmin dump
repos >/dev/null". "svnadmin verify" is nothing more than a slightly faster
and less thoughrough version of that command - it is possible for verify to
miss errors that dump detects.


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Received on Fri Aug 6 10:13:38 2004

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