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Re: Is it a problem if I lose some of the revs and revprops?

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006q2_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-06-01 22:06:19 CEST

On Jun 1, 2006, at 21:20, Edward Harvey wrote:

> Due to a corrupted backup, which I restored, I lost
> /repositories/IT/db/revs/34
> /repositories/IT/db/revprops/34
> /repositories/IT/db/revs/43
> /repositories/IT/db/revprops/43
> /repositories/IT/db/revs/70
> /repositories/IT/db/revprops/70
> The most recent revision is 109
> Should I care very much about the lost data? If I spend several
> hours,
> I can probably extract those from an older backup.
> But if my only consequence is that I can't revert to rev 34, 43, or
> 70... I just don't care to waste my time trying to restore those
> things.
> Can anyone tell me if any of the newer stuff is dependent on the older
> stuff, or how serious this data loss is?

Yes, later revisions could depend on the now-missing revisions --
possibly even revisions that have not been written yet. Exactly which
revisions those are are determined by the skip-deltas algorithm
described here:


It would be best to recover the lost revisions from an earlier backup
if you can.

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