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From Daniel Shahaf <>
Subject Re: restoring a working copy from backup: can the pristine directory be recreated?
Date Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:07:22 GMT
The .svn/pristine/ directory should be recreatable given wc.db and a
network connection to the server.  I don't know if anyone has
implemented that.  (The main catch is that the pristine files need to be
in repository-normal form.)

Niemann, Hartmut wrote on Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 10:21:01 +0100:
> Hello!
> If I backup a working copy, the .svn folder and especially the pristine directory there,
where subversion stores the base version of each file, takes lots of space.
> I used to exclude the .svn directory from this backup, but now I had to restore my hard
drive with all its working data and found it annoying to have to recreate every working copy.

> If subversion could retrieve a broken or missing pristine file, which it can't now in
tortoise SVN 1.7.11, it would be sufficient to backup the files in the .svn directory, which
would save almost half the space.
> Is there any way to repair/refresh a pristine directory in subversion? Or is a fresh
checkout the only option?
> With best regards
> Hartmut

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