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Re: restored deleted data on subversion

From: wrodrigues201 <wrodrigues201_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2010 12:46:34 +0530

On 11/08/2010 10:35 PM, Campbell Allan wrote:
> 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 \
> https://svnserver/svn/project/trunkcopy
> svn move https://svnserver/svn/project/trunk \
> https://svnserver/svn/project/trunkold
> svn move https://svnserver/svn/project/trunkcopy \
> https://svnserver/svn/project/trunk
Hello Allan,

Thanks your suggestions worked like a charm.
Received on 2010-11-14 08:17:25 CET

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