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Re: repository on client is newer than on server as a result of server hd failure

From: Phillip Susi <psusi_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: 2006-02-08 19:41:07 CET

Jon Scott Stevens wrote:
> hi there,
> i had a hard drive failure on my server and my backups were about a
> month old. long story, but normally i'm much better (ie: daily) about
> backups. i do have my svn project checked out on my laptop and that is
> the latest version of the project so that is good as i haven't lost any
> data. i also have all the old commitmessage emails so i can see what
> changed over the month of lost data.
> now, i would like to now bring the server back up to date with what is
> on my laptop. since my laptop thinks the server revision doesn't exist,
> i don't know of any other idea than doing a fresh checkout of the older
> revision on the server, copying the files on my laptop over the fresh
> checkout and then committing back.

That's basically what you have to do. In the future you might want to
set up a nightly cron job to backup the repo to another disk/machine.

> advice on the best practices in this situation is appreciated.
> thanks,
> jon

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Received on Wed Feb 8 19:44:01 2006

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