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Re: Restoring backup left working copies ahead

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-11-02 20:31:41 CET

Jeff Tupholme wrote:
> Hi,
>
> New to Subversion and this is my first question to the list. I've just
> had to restore my Subversion repository to a revision that is older
> than the working copies on my clients. The trunk is now at rev 36
> whilst one client is at 38 and the other at 39. I don't mind losing the
> changes on the clients as I can easily re-apply them, but I don't know
> how to re-synchronise the working copies with the repository. Whenever
> I try anything I get:
>
> svn: Reference to non-existent revision '38' in filesystem
> '/var/svn/blah/db'
>
> or
>
> svn: Reference to non-existent revision '39' in filesystem
> '/var/svn/blah/db'
>
> What should I do to get it all back in step? Any suggestions much
> appreciated.

Throw away the working copies and check out new ones.

Use "svn diff" and "patch" to port any not-yet-committed changes from the
old WC to the new WC.

Max.

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