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dump problems

From: <David_Peterka_at_mckinsey.com>
Date: 2005-10-06 16:41:42 CEST


We're using cvs2svn to migrate some code into our new repositories. We
encountered a problem recently with a very large repository. The dump
file created by the script was larger than 2GB and on the system where the
script was executed there is a hard limit of 2GB. We did not become aware
of this until later, so the data was imported into the subversion
repository with svnadmin load, it imported all 2GB of data until it
reached EOF and reported a data stream error.

In an effort to clean up the repository I have attempted to now dump the
subversion repository so that we can remove the bad directory just
imported. However, I get an error when running svnadmin dump as follows:

* Dumped revision 184.
svnadmin: Malformed representation header

I am not sure if the error is related to the bad data just imported or
perhaps some other problem. Any tips on what my options are for recovery?
 Right now I simply plan to restore the repository from tape backup....

This is a Windows 2000 system where the repository is hosted.

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