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Re: Log Recovery

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-07-26 13:11:34 CEST

On Jul 26, 2007, at 03:54, Kip Warner wrote:

> As bad luck would have it, I am an idiot and accidentally formatted
> the drive
> with my server's subversion repository on it. Fortunately, I have
> the latest
> working copy on my machine. It could be worse in that I might have
> lost that too.
> I can always create the repository again, export my working copy,
> and then import
> it into the new one. But I value the original log immensely since
> it shows the
> history of the project dating back to last year. If I absolutely
> must, I can move
> on without it, but I would prefer not to. Is there any way at all
> of finding the
> commit log buried in my local copy somewhere? I don't need all of
> the file diffs
> and such, just the plain text commit log that shows who did what
> and when.
> I have been fiddling with dd, testdisk, etc., all day, to no avail.
> Any help
> would be much appreciated in just getting the commit log back.

The commit messages are not stored anywhere in the working copy.
They're only stored in the repository. Restore your repository from
backups. If you have no backups, then I'm afraid you no longer have a
log of commit messages either.

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