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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?
 
Thanks
 
Tom McMillen
MPP Global Solutions
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Received on Tue Jun 14 10:33:06 2005

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