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RE: Re: Lack of Subversion repository recovery tools

From: Melikian, Chris <Chris.Melikian_at_uk.fid-intl.com>
Date: 2007-06-29 14:50:50 CEST

Hi Erik,

No of course things happen which we have no control over. That's part of
the fun/headache of IT right? ;-)

What I am saying I that I am surprised there are no tools available to
be able to recover a repository into a usable state. A simple(no such
thing I know) tool is all that is needed to be able to mark a revision
as bad and let and svnadmin dump/verify and the other tools work as they

Do you think this is unreasonable?


Chris Melikian

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-----Original Message-----
From: Erik Huelsmann [mailto:ehuels@gmail.com]
Sent: 29 June 2007 11:31
To: Melikian, Chris
Cc: Ulrich Eckhardt; users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Re: Lack of Subversion repository recovery tools

On 6/29/07, Melikian, Chris <Chris.Melikian@uk.fid-intl.com> wrote:
> Hi Ulrich,
> I completely agree that you need to use backups but I think that
subversion should also have some tools to repair revisions so that you
can at least get the repository back into a consistent state even if
there is data loss.
> Surely, any production-ready version control system has such a tool?

And, given hardware failure (RAM chips?) how do you determine
consistency? Subversion provides tools to asses
consistency/correctness and prevents getting into an inconsistent
state under 'normal operation', but you can't expect it to be able to
recover from situations which aren't predefined, right?

Or would 'cutting the repository off at the last valid revision' also
match your requirement? (it sure doesn't sound like any help to me!)



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