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Re: Recovering repository with multiple missing rev/ files

From: Eiren Smith <eirens_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 16:24:55 -0400

On Jun 15, 2010, at 12:20 PM, Eiren Smith wrote:

> On Jun 15, 2010, at 12:14 PM, Stefan Sperling wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 11:49:44AM -0400, Eiren Smith wrote:
>>> Sir:
>>> Thanks for your reply. I'll read those references you cited.
>>>>> P.S. Other files may also be missing from the revprops/ dir, not
>>>>> just 7437 -- If I'm willing to lose commit messages, can I live
>>>>> without some revprops/ files?
>>>> You should recreate the revprops for all revisions.
>>> I have emails messages (from SubversionNotify) containing the commit
>>> comments for six of seven of those revisions. If I can rebuild the
>>> repository with some revprops/ files missing, I can edit the
>>> comments later. Will this work?
>> Sure, that will work. You'll need to do a manual commit of the
>> changes
>> made in lost revisions, and then tweak the revision properties
>> after the
>> commit is done. See also the 'svnadmin setrevprop' command, which
>> will
>> help you to set the revision properties (svn:date, svn:author, and
>> svn:log).
>> Stefan
> Thank you.
> I won't be able to accurately mimic the seven missing changes as
> most of them were for binary files (project documentation and some
> DLLs).
> Instead, is there a way to simply say "All future revisions that
> depend upon these seven revisions are dead/null" so I can piece the
> repo back together with just that minor loss?
> Thanks,
> /eiren


Any ideas about how to handle this since I can't mimic the changes to
the binary files modified in the missing revs?

Sorry if nudging this is bad form for this list.

Received on 2010-06-17 22:25:40 CEST

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