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Re: corrupted fsfs repository, tools for repair?

From: John Szakmeister <john_at_szakmeister.net>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 08:01:56 -0400

On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 6:50 AM, Dirk Taggesell
<dirk.taggesell_at_proximic.com> wrote:
> 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.

That's a bummer. Sounds like there was something more seriously
corrupted there.

> Anyway: Thanks for any help!

You're welcome!



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