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No transaction name 'a80' running on NT4 system

From: stephen meechan <mgvk68_at_dsl.pipex.com>
Date: 2004-08-11 01:33:24 CEST

Subversion 1.0.5 using svnserve.

OS NT 4.0 Server with SP 6.

Clients are Windows 2000 with TortoiseSVN.

The repository was migrated from CVS 10 days ago and was just gradually
being put to use.

When trying to check in a change there was an error reported that needed DB
recovery, unfortunately the person running it didn't save the exact message.
I stopped svnserve and ran svnadmin recover which came back ok with revision
at 13211.

Retrying the commit though came back with an error "No transaction named
'a80'. DB needs recovery". I ran recovery again, but this time also verify.
Verify goes through to 13210 and then reports the same error.

svnadmin lstxns has 4 transactions, a4s is from august 3rd, a82, a83 and a84
look like the original commit plus the retries.

svnadmin dump worked up to revision 13210 and I'm rebuilding the db now with
that. 13210 has the files that were changed Monday, so 13211 would only be
files changed Tuesday. The server was rebooted late Monday, other than that
there are no errors recorded.

Is it ok to use svnserve with NT4? I cant see anything on the site or
mailing list to indicate there might be problems.

Are there any tools to find out what has gone wrong with the db?

It looks like svnadmin hotcopy doesn't detect the error which implies I
could overwrite a good backup with one that has problems and not know it
unless I also do verify every time? Or is there a better way of doing it?

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