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Re: svnadmin dump | svnadmin load breaks peg revisions?

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2009 12:40:30 -0500

On Aug 4, 2009, at 20:58, Dan Stromberg wrote:

> We have a quite large subversion repo. Actually, 6, but I'm mostly
> interested in one I cloned to another using svnadmin dump | svnadmin
> load.
> Things seemed to be going really smoothly, and then I tried to use an
> old program I wrote that spiders around in our subversion directories,
> svn:externals and comments looking to ferret out what changed from one
> tag to another, using light set theory (OK, bags really).
> But while the program works well on our old subversion server, on the
> new subversion server it runs along for a while and then errors on a
> missing peg revision. I checked the logs for when the directory was
> deleted, and found that it was deleted one revision after my program's
> trying to get it. And I svn list'd it at the desired peg revision,
> and found that it wasn't there - nor was it there a few revisions
> before that according to svn list. But svn log thinks it existed if I
> check its parent directory.
> Does svnadmin dump | svnadmin load mess with your peg revisions?

svnadmin dump | svnadmin load should not renumber your revisions,
unless you used svndumpfilter in between to exclude some items,
depending on your svndumpfilter settings.

> I'm using subversion 1.4.4.

Try the current version, 1.6.3, and try svnadmin verify to make sure
it thinks the repository is ok.


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