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Repo is missing 1 rev - is everything irretrieveable?

From: Tony Haddon <tony.haddon_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2009 22:14:52 +0100

I'm not an expert subversion user by any means, and I now have a big
problem. Revision 1 (I really don't know how) somehow went missing from my
repo at some time. My backup holds no sign of it. I posted the following at
the url below:


I have an old a repo folder which ran on Subversion for Win32, version
1.3.2. This repo was never dumped - I just have the actual repo folders.

I seem to be able to access the repo on my new machine which is running
version 1.5.6.... HOWEVER it only seems to see revision 0, which doesn't
have anything in it! I have checked the db/revs folder and, horror of
horrors, theres no rev 1. I have 0,2,3,4... all the way to 130. I have no
idea how I might have lost that file - but that's irrelevant. The revprop
folder seems to be complete, whether that's of any use or not, I don't

I have tried verifying - which it completes happily on rev 0
I have tried recovering - which it completes happily and reports that latest
rev is 0

I have tried crazy stuff to see if it will work. I won't embarass myself by
going into any detail.

Can anyone either confirm for me that my repo is irretrieveable, or let me
know if there's anything I can do to get access to this data.

ANY help would be greatly appreciated.


Some people tried to help me out, but I haven't gotten to the bottom of the

Is my data totally irretrieveable? I find it hard to believe that I have 129
of 130 revs but can access none of it. Is this so?


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