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Re: repository crashes

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-05-13 19:02:17 CEST

Undine Thurm wrote:
> Hi Max,
>
> thanks for your reply.
>
>>> today our main SVN repository crashed - out of the blue. Yesterday it
>>> was
>>> another one that crashed (after working for about 1 year without any
>>> problems). I just got a 550 Internal Server Error.
>>> In both cases no user was working on the server when the crash happened.
>>> The last commit performed without any errors.
>>> The SVN server was up and running, and there haven't been any access
>>> issues on the other repositories.
>>> I re-created the repositories with the hotbackups we perform every
>>> night,
>>> but we are worried about these crashes.
>>> Any idea what could be the reason for this behaviour?
>>
>> Wow. You may be using a sledgehammer to crack a nut here.
>>
>> Didn't you even check the Apache error log to get more info on the 550
>> error?
>
> Do you really think it's a nut..? (see Apache logfile below).

[logfile examined, but not quoted]

Based on the evidence you have shown so far, yes.

There have were some permission errors, and some "You need to run DB
recovery" errors, but nothing that would indicate corruption.

>>> BTW:
>>> After re-creating the repository I wasn't sure about the group
>>> permission.
>>> Which permission would you suggest for the GROUP (all subversion users)?
>>> r-s?, rw-?
>>> (Owner is user "svn" - the system user - with rwx, of course..)
>>
>> Um? You have users accessing the repository by a mix of both file:// and
>> http:// ?
>
> Well, yes, me and, if I'm not here and something happens with the server,
> someone of the svn group.
> Although I'm the one who's maintaining the server, I'm basically a
> developer, too and not too experienced with that stuff :-/

I suggest you carefully read what the Subversion Book has to say about
repository administration, with particular focus on permissions. That should
clear up your uncertainty.

Max.

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