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Re: Repository instability

From: Jay Cornwall <jay_at_esuna.co.uk>
Date: 2004-10-17 22:51:46 CEST

Eric Gillespie wrote:

>>I have a Subversion repository set up that seems to become
>>corrupt with alarming regularity.

> That's life with the berkeley back-end. I recommend switching to
> fsfs.

Thanks, I hadn't taken the time to read up on FSFS before. Seems fairly
straightforward so I've dumped a backup of my repository into an FSFS
repository; let's hope it performs a little better!

>>db_recover: PANIC: fatal region error detected; run recovery"

> I love it when recover tells you to run recovery. When that
> happens, i restored from backups. Before switching to fsfs, we
> had a recoverable wedge about once a month, and one of these
> non-recoverable wedges about once every other month. If
> catastrophic recovery fails, i don't know that there is another
> way to recover. I just restored from backups at that point.

I've had to restore from backups many times over the last few months.
Thankfully it's just an experimental repository; goodness only knows how
much work I might have lost had I been using it for a live project.

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