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Re: UUID reset when loading dump file

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 18:32:51 -0600

On Mar 3, 2009, at 10:53, webpost_at_tigris.org wrote:

> I'm seeing behavior with the 'svnadmin load' command that differs
> from the documentation. If I create a new empty repository with
> 'svnadmin create', then load a dump file with 'svnadmin load <
> dumpfile', the new repository is set with the UUID from the dump
> file. This is contrary to what is described in the svnadmin
> options, here:
> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.5/
> svn.ref.svnadmin.html#svn.ref.svnadmin.sw
> The documentation for the --ignore-uuid option reads:
> "By default, when loading an empty repository, svnadmin will ignore
> the UUID from the dump stream."
> Maybe it's supposed to say:
> "By default, when loading an empty repository, svnadmin will apply
> the UUID from the dump stream."
> Can anyone else confirm this behavior?

I believe you are correct and the book is wrong.

$ svnadmin help load
load: usage: svnadmin load REPOS_PATH

Read a 'dumpfile'-formatted stream from stdin, committing
new revisions into the repository's filesystem. If the repository
was previously empty, its UUID will, by default, be changed to the
one specified in the stream. Progress feedback is sent to stdout.

You should send a message to the authors of the book. See the section
"Feedback/Contributing" about halfway down on:


You could also mention to them that on that page, "svmadin" should be


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