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From Les Mikesell <>
Subject Re: How to solve svnadmin load "File already exists" error?
Date Tue, 23 Aug 2011 15:54:36 GMT
On 8/23/2011 10:38 AM, Dennis Jones wrote:
>> And the revision is removed from the dump. I am not quite sure if you need
>> to renumber the revisions afterwards though, but I
>> don't think so.
>> There is a problem though if what you delete is referenced later on in the
>> dump, then the load will fail.
> Unfortunately, this did not work.  I was able to split the file into
> smaller, editable pieces, cut out the bad revision, and paste it all back
> together.  However, when I attempted to start loading at the revision
> following the bad one, I got checksum mismatches.  So I tried again with a
> new repository and tried to load a new dump file with everything in it
> except the bad revision (so it started from 0 again), and this time it
> failer even earlier than before, but again with a checksum mismatch.  Ugh.
> Subversion is a great tool overall, but getting this particular process to
> work has been utterly frustrating and ridiculously slow, not to mention
> error-prone, with no real explanation for the failing behaviors.

Is there any chance of getting the original repository to upgrade or to 
get a file-level copy so you could do a server upgrade on the copy?  It 
is always painful to try to work around bugs that have long been fixed.

   Les Mikesell

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