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AW: SvnAdmin: impossible to load dump generated by "cvs2svn"

From: Markus Schaber <m.schaber_at_3s-software.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:48:26 +0000

Hi, Julien,

Von: CHAZAL Julien [JULIEN.CHAZAL_at_atos.net]

> I manage a Subversion server that has the following configuration :
> - SVN 1.6.9
> - FSFS storage mode
> - Apache + mod_dav + subversion modules
> - Linux Suse Enterprise Edition 32-bit
> I have to perform a CVS to SVN migration. I use the tool "cvs2svn" to generate a dump file from my CVS server and I use the "svnadmin" command to load this dump file on my Subversion target server. I use a binary transfer mode with SFTP when I have to move a dump from my former CVS server to my SVN server.
> I did this operation for many CVS repositories and it works fine, except for ONE repository (size around 300 MB) where I encounter the following error:
> - 'vnadmin: Dump stream contains a malformed header (with no ':') at '
> I tried to regenerate many times my dump file from cvs2svn tool. I checked the header of this dump fil and it sounds good (I compared it with other dump from cvs2svn tool). I took a look on the web and I find a command to clear the dump file obtained by cvs2svn, but anyway, it doesn't work too: I can't load this dump file. As I have ever said, the error above concern an only ONE cvs repository. Actually, I can load all others repositories from the same CVS server to the same SVN server by using the same commands and operations.
> You'll find below the commands I use to perform my migration :
> - CVS side: cvs2svn --dumpfile=DUMP_FILE.dump CVS_REPO --symbol-default=heuristic --encoding='latin1' --force-branch=ToPromote
> - SVN side: svnadmin load MY_REPO_PATH < DUMP_FILE.dump
> Is there somebody know the reason why I encounter this error? Any idea about how to resolve this issue?

Just to exclude systematic dump corruption during the transfer between those 2 machines:

Could you use md5sum or sha256sum or a similar tool to verify that the dump file is still identical on the second machine?

Best regards

Markus Schaber

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Received on 2012-09-10 11:49:15 CEST

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