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Re: "No such representation" error

From: Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_cs.msu.su>
Date: 2004-12-20 17:45:01 CET

On Monday 20 December 2004 19:34, Max Bowsher wrote:
> Vladimir Prus wrote:
> > Hello,
> > all of sudden, I started getting the above error on one my repository.
> >
> > I wonder:
> > 1. What does it mean (the error is pretty obscure)
> Repository corruption.

Maybe, the error message could be more informative. I guess "svn recover"
won't help, but the error might say this is "internal error" which should be
reported on the mailing list.

> > 2. How could it happen
> We recently, with Sleepycat's help, located an obscure bug with
> subversion's use of BDB. That might account for it.
> > 3. How do I recover
> Send me an URL to download a copy of the repository.

Thanks, but I found on-disk copies of last two damaged revisions, so recovery
is not important for me now. However, If sending a copy might help to
discover the bug, just say a word.

> > I was using "cp -r" to make backup, but since this is local repository,
> > it should not matter.
> Dangerous. You should still use "svnadmin hotcopy". Or take steps to ensure
> exclusive access the repository during the copy.

I've looked at my script and found that it already uses "hotcopy".


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