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RE: Missing rev file

From: Srilakshmanan, Lakshman <lakshman.srilakshmanan_at_police.vic.gov.au>
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 13:21:05 +1100

Hi Michael,
I am sorry I can't resolve your problem, but could you please provide
the following
1) svn version
2) OS
3) access method used(http, svn, file)
4) is your repository on a network share or local to svn server.

From: Michael Johns [mailto:michael.johns_at_clear2pay.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 9 January 2008 12:58 PM
To: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Missing rev file

I've seen a handful of posts around the web regarding this issue, but
I've yet to find anyone who has successfully conquered it. I'm hoping I
can find such a brilliant mind here.


One of the revisions in my repository is missing. It's revision 2521,
to be exact. And by "missing," I mean that the db\revs\2521 file
flat-out doesn't exist. Why? I don't know, and I've taken steps to
make sure it doesn't happen again, but I'm still left with this one
missing revision. This is causing a handful of problems, none of which
are affecting our usage of the repository, but all of which I'd like


I don't care too much about recovering the contents of this revision. I
know more or less what was in there, and I have copies of that data I
can commit again if need be. What I do care about is cleaning up the
problem so I can produce a clean backup of the repository. As it stands
now, a dump fails at 2521, for obvious reasons.


I've tried "spoofing" the revision by copying other rev files and
modifying them to look like 2521. By doing this, I can get a dump (and
a verify) to proceed past 2521, but it always fails later on down the
line, presumably on a revision that depends on 2521.


Is there any way at all to trick SVN into thinking that revision exists
so I can dump the entire repository? Again, I don't care one bit if the
data is valid; I just want the dump to complete. Because the revision
doesn't exist at all, excellent tools such as fsfsverify won't help me.


Any and all insight will be appreciated.


Much Thanks,



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