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Re: Old repo backup, checkout current, lost repo, create new repo?

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 01:10:18 -0500

On Sun, Dec 9, 2018 at 6:31 PM Tom Browder <tom.browder_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> I have three svn repos I recently (6 months ago) moved to my private, remote server. Due to life and negligence, I only have one svn hotcopy of two of them made immediately after the move.
> A week ago the disk with the three repos failed.
> I have current copies of each repo’s trunk (I’m not not using branches) and want to know the best way to get the repos back in place and working again.
> I am the only user, and I use the svn+ssh access to the repo completely owned by myself. History is not terribly important.

Sounds like time to simply start new repos with your three projects.
Import the contents of the local working to new trunks, and move on.

> From what I can find in various docs, I think the easiest way to recover is to copy the 6-month-old hot copy to the original path and resume working from there as usual (plus make sure my backups work in the future!). For the other I will just recreate the repo from scratch.
> Given that history will be lost, does anyone see any problems with my recovery plan?

If you have working copies and you don't care about history, why are
you spending any cycles on doing anything with hotcopy? You've lost
history anyway, why keep any of it?

> Thanks for any advice.
> Best regards,
> -Tom
Received on 2018-12-10 07:10:41 CET

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