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Subversion server crashed... How to recover?

From: Brad <svn_at_molandernet.com>
Date: 2005-04-25 22:08:02 CEST

My subversion box ran out of space and one of my repositories crashed pretty
hard. I would just restore from backup but there have been some large
checkins since then.

root@server:/opt/repository# svnadmin recover project
Repository lock acquired.
Please wait; recovering the repository may take some time...
svn: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
svn: bdb: Recovery function for LSN 1725 978670 failed
svn: bdb: PANIC: Is a directory
svn: bdb: PANIC: fatal region error detected; run recovery

It wont recover until I remove the log files in db. But once I do that and run
"db4.recover -cv" on it, it appears to be fine until I perform a checkout or
dump. Then I get:

root@server:/opt/repository # svnlook youngest project
svn: Berkeley DB error while checkpointing after Berkeley DB transaction for
filesystem Internet_test/db:
Invalid argument
svn: bdb: DB_ENV->log_flush: LSN of 1725/956460 past current end-of-log of
svn: bdb: Database environment corrupt; the wrong log files may have been
removed or incompatible database files imported from another environment
svn: bdb: strings: unable to flush page: 0
svn: bdb: txn_checkpoint: failed to flush the buffer cache Invalid argument

Any ideas on how to recover from this? I still have the original repo from the


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