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Re: AW: AW: How to check integrity of database?

From: Paul Koning <pkoning_at_equallogic.com>
Date: 2005-10-05 17:42:05 CEST

>>>>> "Matt" == Matt England <mengland@mengland.net> writes:

 Matt> At 10/5/2005 10:12 AM, Paul Koning wrote:
>> As Matt England pointed out, if this is what you're worried about,
>> the only answer is going to be to generate and save checksums
>> (md5sum or better) for every file. You can then regenerate them
>> and check for changes.

 Matt> I was hoping that Subversion 1.2.x or above does this
 Matt> automatically. Earlier parts of this thread suggested so...but
 Matt> I'm still not sure. imho, I'm concerned that there may be
 Matt> "checksuming" going on for what I'm calling "meta data"
 Matt> (revision properties, internal svn file-system stuff, etc) and
 Matt> not necessarily the actual file-revision content data (be it
 Matt> incremental data or not).

 Matt> Paul, your post possibly suggests that data-checksumming is not
 Matt> happening in Subversion.

You give me too much credit. It only means that I didn't perform the
experiment that others did.

However, my comment still applies in this sense: if you're really
seriously concerned about data integrity, you need to look at every
part of the chain that handles the data. It may well be that the
repository has MD5 integrity. But what about the data once it leaves
there? What data integrity does it have once it lands in your working


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