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

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-08-06 12:17:10 CEST

John Szakmeister wrote:
> On Friday 06 August 2004 04:12 am, Max Bowsher wrote:
> [snip]
>> '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.
>
> In what way is 'svnadmin verify' any less thorough? IIRC, the only thing
> is does differently is to skip writing the dump file portion which
> removes the extra I/O on stdout when you're trying to verify a large
> repository. It still reads every record in the database (including the
> file contents). Have you found it to work differently than that? If so,
> then the subcommand is broken and we need to either fix it, or remove it.

I will respond on dev@.

Max.

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