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Re: Lack of Subversion repository recovery tools

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: 2007-06-29 20:14:32 CEST

Hi Chris,

The only tool I am aware of which tries to fix FSFS repositories is this one:


I haven't had the need to use it yet, but my understanding is that it looks for
specific errors that can occur in a FSFS repository. It may not fix all errors.

Let us know how it works for you.


Melikian, Chris wrote:
> 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
> should.
> Do you think this is unreasonable?
> Cheers,
> 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!)
> bye,
> Erik.

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