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Re: Moving to a new disk (restoring from backups)

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-04-04 18:07:22 CEST

Jeff Price wrote:
> On a Windows machine, my SVN repository is on a failing hard disk (D).
> I first used "svnadmin dump" to create a backup file. On the new drive
> (E), I created a new repository (svnadmin create) with the same name
> and path (other than the drive letter). I then used "svnadmin load"
> to make the new repository match the one from the failing hard drive.
> As I'm using WebDAV and Apache, I next modified the Apache
> configuration file and simply changed the "d" drive letter in the
> SVNPath entry to "e." I then restarted Apache. Now, however, I cannot
> access my repository. If I browse the repository with Firefox, for
> example, I get:
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated
> with it. The document tree is shown below.
> -
> <D:error>
> <C:error/>
> <m:human-readable errcode="720005">
> Could not open the requested SVN filesystem
> </m:human-readable>
> </D:error>
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> If I try to use svn log from the command line, I get PROPFIND errors
> (500 Internal Server Error).
> What have I done wrong? Is there a better way to move a repository
> from one disk to another?

Permissions error, perhaps? See the Apache error log.


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