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Re: corrupted fsfs repository, tools for repair?

From: Dirk Taggesell <dirk.taggesell_at_proximic.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 12:50:01 +0200

John Szakmeister wrote:

> You did back up the rev like the huge warning told you, right?

Sure, was working on the copy anyway.

> Your rev can be corrupt in more than one location. fsfsverify only
> fixes the first one that it finds. The fact that the number is
> changing is actually a good thing. It likely means you have several
> repeated blocks.
> I've seen both sides. I have had to run the tool as much as 9 times
> on some revisions because there were that many repeated blocks.

I ran it about a hundred times on the particular revision until it gave up.

So the repository couldn't be repaired, I lost interest and restored the
most recent backup that validated. Two day's history lost, no loss of
work at all as I still had my local files.

Anyway: Thanks for any help!

kind regards
Dirk Taggesell
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