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RE: FSFS : Malformed representation header

From: Johnathan Gifford <jgifford_at_wernervas.com>
Date: 2006-12-13 19:57:27 CET

Someone posted how to do this by hand a while back. Search list archives. You should be able to find it. Also, I think when doing an svn load, there is a switch that will create an empty revision if you preserve the revision numbers.

Johnathan

>>> On Wed, Dec 13, 2006 at 12:03 PM, in message
<000001c71ee1$02b80e00$9a0110ac@ilog.biz>, "Samuel Langlois"
<slanglois@ilog.fr> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> How is it possible to "replace the revision with an empty revision"?
> Do you mean messing with files in db/revs?
>
> I have a similar (?) problem that I posted to the list (and got no answer)
> http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/ReadMsg?list=users&msgNo=59475
> The corruption is limited to one revision.
> If I could just get rid of this revision, I would feel much better...
>
> Thanks for your help
>
> Samuel
>
>> ----- Original Message-----
>> From: Johnathan Gifford [mailto:jgifford@wernervas.com]
>> Sent: mercredi 13 décembre 2006 15:29
>> To: users@subversion.tigris.org
>> Subject: Re: FSFS : Malformed representation header
>>
>> At some point during the commit process things got wedged and corrupted your
> revision. Or the
>> drive(s) that house your data has a bad sector or something. There are not
> many options here that
>> are 'free'. As far as the free options:
>>
>> 1) Replace the revision with an empty revision. However, if you have any
> revision after the bad one
>> that refers to the bad one, you're out of luck with this option.
>>
>> 2) Dump the repository up to the previous revision of the bad one. Then
> dump all the revisions
>> after the bad one. Load them into a new repository. This has the same
> problem as 1) in that if
>> there is any reference to the bad one, your out of luck.
>>
>> Those are your 'free' options. Now Collabnet and probably Polarion can help
> you, but this will cost.
>> I know Collabnet can fix this, as they did ours. Collabnet is in North
> America and Polarion is in
>> Europe. Each have their own pricing schemes and when situations like this
> happen and the repository
>> is 'mission critical', their services are worth their costs.
>>
>> Johnathan
>>
>> >>> On Wed, Dec 13, 2006 at 7:38 AM, in message
>> <e711a1fd0612130538t2a90fc6s3c5fbc37ce7fd169@mail.gmail.com>, "Thomas Recloux"
>> <thomas.recloux@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Any idea ?
>> >
>> > 2006/12/12, Thomas Recloux <thomas.recloux@gmail.com>:
>> >> Hi,
>> >>
>> >> I'm tying to dump all my repositories be cause I'm moving svn to an other
>> > box.
>> >>
>> >> On one of then, I got an error during the dump and with a "svnadmin verify"
>> >> ----------
>> >> * Révision 1450 vérifiée.
>> >> svnadmin: Malformed representation header
>> >> -----------
>> >>
>> >> The fs is fsfs, the current repo revision is 2899.
>> >>
>> >> Any idea in order to fix it ?
>> >>
>> >> Can I ignore this revision using an incremental dump ?
>> >>
>> >> Thanks
>> >> --
>> >> Thomas Recloux
>> >>
>> >
>>
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