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Disaster Recovery - Restoring a repository with lost revisions...

From: Tom McMillen <thomas.mcmillen_at_mppglobal.com>
Date: 2005-06-14 10:38:06 CEST

We’re currently running through some disaster recovery scenarios and I can’t find any reference to this in the SVN book, perhaps someone can tell me what I’ll need to do…..
(imagine) Our/your servers have just been destroyed in a big fire/flood/act of god…
I now have to restore the svn repository…
I have on my laptop the latest wc (revision 1234 with a few local changes) and I have a tape backup that is a couple of days old (revision 1220)
I can build a new svn repository and restore this from the backup to rev 1220.
How do I now get the repository up to the same point as my wc?
I know I can’t get the revisions (1221 – 1234) back, but can I switch to the new repository and do a commit?
What about the other developers, once I’ve finished setting up the repository can they just switch to the new one and then do an update?
Tom McMillen
MPP Global Solutions
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Received on Tue Jun 14 10:33:06 2005

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