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Re: Re: Backup a repository

From: Karen Tracey <kmtracey_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-04-19 17:36:22 CEST

What's the output of "svnserve --version"? Mine lists the fs back-ends

The following repository back-end (FS) modules are available:

* fs_base : Module for working with a Berkeley DB repository.
* fs_fs : Module for working with a plain file (FSFS) repository.

If you do not see fs_fs, then that would explain the error you are seeing.
How you manage to get an svn without fsfs support would be the next

Does the error message really start -->'vn:<--and not -->svn:<--? That just
looks broken, and might be a hint.

I'll re-iterate that the backup method is dangerously broken. Even if you
get the restore to work once, it's no guarantee that any particular backup
file is going to work. Depending on what is going on with the repository
when the backup is taken, you may or may not get a usable file. Really it
would be best to go to the Big Guy and tell him the process needs to be

Received on Thu Apr 19 17:36:53 2007

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