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Re: restored deleted data on subversion

From: Campbell Allan <campbell.allan_at_sword-ciboodle.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2010 17:05:19 +0000

On Monday 08 Nov 2010, wrodrigues201 wrote:
> Hello,
> Our subversion (1.4.3-r23084 on windows 2003) was holding around 1.6 TB
> of data and one user has accidentally deleted a directory of 1 TB. I
> have done a svn export from the previous version and have the data. Do I
> have to add and again commit this data ? Will it use up 1 TB of disk
> space on the svn server ? Is there any way i can restore the data from
> the previous version without using up 1 TB of disk space ?
> Thanks in advance.
> wrodrigues

If I understand correctly, nothing has been deleted from the server it just
isn't anymore in the working copy? If that is the case then assuming it
wasn't too long ago or you do not mind redoing/merging the commits then you
could take a copy of the trunk/branch prior to the delete and rename this
back. The delete would still have occurred but on the branch that no longer
matters and once you're happy that can be deleted too. This will only take up
the space required for a few copies of the parent, nowhere near the 1TB of
the content. Something like

svn copy https://svnserver/svn/project/trunk@12345 \

svn move https://svnserver/svn/project/trunk \

svn move https://svnserver/svn/project/trunkcopy \

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