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Re: svnadmin dump fails

From: John Szakmeister <john_at_szakmeister.net>
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 05:39:34 -0400

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 10:29 PM, Matt Milliss <matt.milliss_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to dump an existing repo to migrate to a new server but when
> I run the command "svnadmin dump svnroot > svn-dump" I get the following
> error, "svnadmin: Invalid diff stream: insn 0 cannot be decoded". Is
> this a problem that can be solved? It sounds like a corrupt revision.
> Would running recover do anything for me?

If it's an FSFS repo, then no, it won't do anything for you. Even if
it's BDB, it still won't fix this issue.

It does sound like a broken revision. What's the last "Dumped
revision" that you see? If it's an FSFS repo, can you send me the rev
file for the revision *after* that one? Alternatively, you can try
fsfsverify (http://www.szakmeister.net/fsfsverify/). Please make sure
to backup your repo before trying anything.

-John

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