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Can't recover svn repo

From: Alec Leamas <leamas.alec_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 14:07:59 +0100

Dear svn gurus,

I need help to, if possible, recover some svn repos. The problem can be
stated in two lines:

cd /usr/local/svn
svn # svnadmin verify yalt2
svnadmin: Can't open file 'yalt2/format': No such file or directory

I get this message for all kinds of svnadmin operations, including
restore. The reason is obvious: the file 'format' is indeed missing. I
can see it in other repos, but not in this one.

This repo is one which I havn't touched for some years. During this
period, I have upgraded my Fedora 11/x86_64 system several times and I
guess this is the reason (?). It seems that other repos which I have
accessed over time has been updated somehow; these works fine.

I have tried to access and recover the repo with some older versions of
Fedora (9, 7) without success; same error message.

But now I'm stuck. I don't really know what I have in my repo: what
version, which kind of db (Berkeley?). I don't even know if it's
corrupted or just in an old format. Basically, I just don't know what to do.

Any hint out there?


PS: The repo contents, is this a hint?

[/] # cd /usr/local/svn/yalt2
[yalt2] # ls -R
conf dav db hooks locks


current revprops revs transactions

84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94

84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94



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