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Re: Apparent repository corruption resulting from dump/load

From: Dan Mercer <dmercer_at_8kb.net>
Date: 2006-08-29 18:58:49 CEST

Garrett Rooney wrote:
> On 8/25/06, Dan Mercer <dmercer@8kb.net> wrote:
>> Howdy Subversives,
>> I have recently encountered what appears to be repository corruption
>> resulting from a dump and load of my subversion repository.
>> I've used svn dump/load without issue for 6-8 months now and haven't
>> encountered anything like this. Can anyone offer any advice or
>> assistance in getting to the root cause?
> Is the problem reproducible (i.e. if you recreate the repository and
> reload do you get the same problem)? Is it specific to that machine,
> or can you make it happen on any system?
I've started a reload on another system to test this. It is a slow
operation and will take awhile as the repository is at ~90,000
revisions. To recover in the short term, I rsync'd the repository to the
mirror, which worked fine.
> If not the entire thing, just the problematic revisions (both the
> good and bad versions of them) would probably help.
I built a list of the mismatched revs between the 'good' and 'corrupt'
repositories. You can
download a tarball with these from here:


I appreciate the assistance in getting to the bottom of this.

Dan M.

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