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Re: How to recover a very old repository?

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2010 10:27:33 +0200

Hi Dale,

On Sun, Jun 6, 2010 at 9:49 AM, Dale Mellor <dale_at_rdmp.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 2010-06-05 at 17:15 -0400, Karl Fogel wrote:
>> Dale Mellor <dale_at_rdmp.org> writes:
>> >I've recently pulled an old SVN repository off a disk image from a
>> >server I had many moons ago, and now have the repository on a local file
>> >system.  Whenever I try to do anything, SVN complains that it is format
>> >'2' instead of '3' or '5'.  What can I do to recover a working tree of
>> >whatever is in there?

I found that 'format 2' repositories have been created between Aug
2003 and Nov 2003. Which seriously limits the number of releases that
you could have been running at the time. However, if you changed
architectures since then, I don't know how to help you: BDB files are
architecture dependent and non-portable. If you still have
availability of a compatible architecture, you could build one of the
very old releases from source to recover your repository. If that
succeeds, I would create a dumpfile instead of a checkout: those can
be loaded in today's Subversion.


Received on 2010-06-06 10:28:12 CEST

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