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Re: Repo warped back in time after backup/restore - now what? (aka The Codehaus problem)

From: Holger Hoffstaette <holger_at_wizards.de>
Date: 2006-05-20 14:25:57 CEST

On Sat, 20 May 2006 12:24:16 +0200, Giovanni Bajo wrote:

>> Codehaus recently had a pretty bad outage and all Subversion
>> repositories had to be restored from backup.
> In my experience, Subversion simply does not support such scenarios (which
> makes it very bad for real enterprise deployment in fact). Have a look:
> http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2006-05/0390.shtml

Thanks for confirming my suspicions.

>> What are my options? Check out trunk into another tree, do a file-level
>> compare (argh!) and then commit back?
> Exactly.

OK. I have both unmodified and modified working copies so a stepwise merge
will probably be the easiest approach.

> Keep also in mind that you might want to change your repository UUID.

I though about that too, but as of right now the server seems to be back
but without repo contents, so I cannot check for the UUID. I do suspect it
will be the same as before, however.

Thanks again.


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