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Re: svnadmin dump | svnadmin load breaks peg revisions?

From: Dan Stromberg <dstromberglists_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2009 12:47:00 -0700

On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 10:40 AM, Ryan
Schmidt<subversion-2009b_at_ryandesign.com> wrote:
> 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.

Sadly, we already have a bunch of commits against the new server on 1.4.4.

Is there a good way of getting just the recent commits from the new
server on 1.4.4, svnadmin dump | svnadmin load, and then putting back
in the recent commits that were on the new server?

BTW, some of the commits will be on both the old and new servers.



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