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RE: Reference to Non-Existent Node ... (Help!)

From: Bill Cohagan <cohagan_at_acm.org>
Date: 2006-08-01 09:43:59 CEST

Well, RTFM saved me on this as I discovered svnadmin recover <repo> command.
This appears to have repaired the repository.


Sorry for the false alarm; however I'm still curious as to the probable
cause for such a thing so that I might avoid it in the future. This would
avoid significant wear and tear on my circulatory system!







From: Bill Cohagan [mailto:cohagan@acm.org]
Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 1:20 AM
To: users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Reference to Non-Existent Node ... (Help!)


Running SVN, server on Windows Server 2003, client on Win XP


My SVN repository appears to be corrupt which of course means I've
potentially lost a LOT of work! In several different folders I'm getting
message of the form:


 Error *Reference to non-existent node 'k.3.c7' in filesystem


The k.3.c7 portion varies, but the remainder of the text is the same across
the several errors. I'm seeing this error in the TortoiseSVN Repository
Browser, but am assuming the problem exists on the SVNServer, specifically
in the db folder of the repository.


I have no idea how/why this has happened and no clue as to how I might
recover. Yes I (maybe) have a backup, but I'd still lose a fair amount of


So, is there a known cause for such an error and, more important, is there a
way to recover?



 Bill Cohagan
Received on Tue Aug 1 09:45:56 2006

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