Subversion corruption

Juliano F. Ravasi ml at
Wed Aug 27 19:59:09 CEST 2008

martin f krafft wrote:
> I do not recall the details, but I've had numerous occasions where
> I'd have to dump and restore the repository with svnadmin because
> some obscure errors prevented me from using the repository.

Hum... if you can properly dump and restore, then the repository is not
corrupted. Dump just output raw data extracted from the repository, and
restore just reconstruct a new repository with what dump outputted. If
the repository was corrupted, dump would fail to output some (or all)

It seems that what you got was some dangling lock or unfinished
transaction. Nothing that I would call a "corruption" (i.e. data loss).
Something that 'svnadmin rmlocks' or 'svnadmin rmtxns' would fix.

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