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Re: [RFE] Need Help Recovering From A Folder Named *

From: SingleShot <mike.whittemore_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-10 18:13:41 CET

Konrad Rosenbaum wrote:
> Ok, this sounds really screwy!

Agreed. We are still trying to figure out how the "evil one" (as he is now
called) managed to create such an abomination. He really does not know how
it happened and we couldn't figure out a way to repeat it.

Konrad Rosenbaum wrote:
> Try to dump the whole repository (svnadmin dump), then filter out the
> *-path
> and the delete-trunk-revision (using svndumpfilter). Make sure you use
> proper shell-quoting while doing this ('tickmarks' instead of "quotes" and
> a few \backslashes here and there). Load the filtered dump into a fresh
> repository (DON'T delete or overwrite the old one!!!). Check whether your
> problems are fixed. If yes: move the new repository to the old location
> and
> put the old one somewhere else. If no: start with the fresh dump again.

Thanks for your advice. We will use it if there is a repeat of this. What we
did (prior to receiving your advice) was use "svn copy" to recreate the
trunk without the "*" directory. Not the best solution I know, but it got us
going again. The "*" directory is still in the repository, just at some old
revision. At some point I suppose we should take your advise and try to
clean it out.

Thanks again,


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