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Re: corrupted svn repository with “serialized hash missing terminator” error

From: Nitin Bhide <nitinbhide_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2013 11:20:12 +0530

Hi Andreas,


I think such recovery tools should be there. Probably not as part of
'svnadmin' but at least in contrib. The FSFS verify helped me. I will post
the script I used to my website. I am not sure if the attachments are
allowed in this list. If allowed, I will post here as well.

I am a reasonably good python developer. However I don't know much about
svn internals. So if someone is interested in writing such tool, I am
willing to contribute.


On Sat, Sep 7, 2013 at 6:49 PM, Andreas Mohr <andi_at_lisas.de> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Sat, Sep 07, 2013 at 05:50:29PM +0530, Nitin Bhide wrote:
> > Philip/Stefan/Andreas,
> >
> > Thanks for the help. I was able to write a small python script
> > specific to
> > my needs and recover the repository. It was corrupted revision
> > property
> > file. I have written the details in blog post.
> > [1]
> http://nitinbhide.blogspot.in/2013/09/recovering-from-corrupted-subversion.html
> Thanks for openly documenting/sharing your experience!
> (and of course congrats for your smashing success)
> Now a question that would spring from this would be whether this is
> something that could be more automated in Subversion project circles
> (for this one user who was nicely able to draw the necessary conclusions
> and then even write his own tool, there's probably a dozen more users
> who gave up in despair).
> That's probably not a feature that svnadmin ought to provide ("form
> intermediate revisions out of thin air when encountering corruption in
> certain revisions"), but rather an external recovery tool that's made
> for that purpose.
> But those are just random thoughts of someone who's quite external to all
> this... ;)
> Andreas Mohr
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