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RE: Re: svnadmin verify: what does it do?

From: Jason S <jmsachs_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 16:52:42 -0700 (PDT)

> It does redo the checksum calculation but it won't check that the revision
> property files are invalid, so svnadmin dump >/dev/null is the best way to check
> a repository.
>
> Blair

redoes what checksum calculation? what does svnadmin dump >/dev/null do? (I know what "svnadmin dump" does, but why would you redirect it to /dev/null?)

Not to be pedantic, but other than poking around into the svn code itself (which I am loathe to do), I don't know how to answer these questions.

Backups / integrity checks are like sending money to an insurance company: you're spending effort on something and unless you have some visibility into what it does, it may be effort lost, that you won't figure out until there's a catastrophe. I need to audit my backup process and ensure it works well, not sure how to do so w/o understanding what "svnadmin verify" does under the hood.

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