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Re: Serious error in repository--help needed

From: Talden <talden_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-07-08 02:34:03 CEST

Currently, yes, due to a lack of recovery tools there is no way to
scrap revisions newer than the first corrupted revision for
recoverable content.

This issue has been discussed recently and opinion is divided as to
whether Subversion should provide recovery. This seems a glaring
example of why recovery should be provided. Sometimes you don't know
corruption has occurred until potentially hundreds of developer hours
have been spent on subsequent commits.

Finding out why the corruption occurred is as important of course,
otherwise a repeat performance can occur.

On 7/7/07, Douglas Pearson <biz@sunnyhome.org> wrote:
> We seem to have a corrupted revision in our repository.  When doing a dump
> this particular revision gives the error:
> "Checksum mismatch while reading representation:..."
> We've seen similar errors to this in the past and the "fsfsverify" script
> seems to have always fixed the problem but no luck this time.  Running that
> script leaves this revision unchanged.
> Can anyone help us recover our repository?
> Is there some way I can "zero out" that revision and re-commit the changes
> that were made in it?
> Do we have to throw away the last few days of work and restore an earlier
> backup and then re-commit everything since then (it'll be very painful for
> us to do this).
> Doug
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