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can't use load and dump to go from Win2000 -> WinXP ?

From: Mark Baker <mbaker_at_climaxgroup.com>
Date: 2004-08-24 18:05:53 CEST

I'm transferring some repositories from a Win2000 server to a Windows XP

(both are up to date with relevant hotfixes / service packs)


Using svn 1.0.6, I can do "svnadmin dump repos > dumpfile" ok.

I can create a new repos and load this dumpfile back in on the win2000

However, when I copy the dumpfile to the Windows XP machine, I can't load it
into a new repository.


I get:


svnadmin load Volvo < volvo-dump

<<< Started new transaction, based on original revision 1

     * adding path : trunk ... done.


------- Committed revision 1 >>>


<<< Started new transaction, based on original revision 2

     * adding path : tags ... done.


------- Committed revision 2 >>>


<<< Started new transaction, based on original revision 3

     * adding path : branch ... done.


------- Committed revision 3 >>>


<<< Started new transaction, based on original revision 4

     * adding path : trunk/S40 ... done.

svn: Found malformed header block in dumpfile stream



Any thoughts? I've tried two different repositories and I get the same
error. Both repositories were almost all binary files of varying size.


I've been able to successfully create a repository and access it, add files,
etc, on the WinXP machine (using svnserve) and I would expect svn should
work just fine on XP.


I copied the file between machines using normal windows (samba) networking,
on a reliable office network that is being successfully used by 30 other
people on a daily basis, so I very much doubt that the dumpfile is being
corrupted in transit.


Apologies if this is a FAQ but I did attempt to search the mailing list
archives, but didn't find anything from 2004... is the search on the tigris
website working?


FYI I have also tried creating and loading the dumpfile using svn 1.1-rc2
but I get exactly the same error.


Many thanks,






Mark Baker

Lead PS2 Programmer, Climax London

E: mbaker@climax.co.uk

T: 020 8974 9760

M: 07971 808 540

Received on Tue Aug 24 18:06:23 2004

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