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Subject Re: New Server because of Crash
Date Tue, 06 Dec 2011 19:30:14 GMT
> Stefan Sperling <> wrote on 12/06/2011 12:45:36 PM:
> > > How would I get the uuid's. We have the dump, but I believe that 
> > is it. Can the uuids be obtained from them, would it be simpler to 
> > just have everyone do a new checkout?
> > 
> > The UUID is somewhere near the top of the dump file in a line that
> > starts with "UUID:".
> > 
> > If you load into a repository which was freshly created with
> > 'svnadmin create' the 'svnadmin load' process will change the UUID 
> > of this repository to match the one found in the dump.
> You may however want to force new uuids if there were any committed 
> changes that were not in the last dump.  This would force users 
> to create new working copies, because their old ones may be "newer" 
> than the last dump that you restored from causing problems. 
> My process (assuming changes were commited to the repository 
> after the dumpfile was created and you do not have incremental 
> dump files): 
> 1) Rebuild server 
> 2) Create new empty repository 
> 3) Load dumpfile with a *new* UUID 
> 4) Find the most up-to-date working copy and compare with a 
>    checkout of the new repository 
> 5) Manually apply any changes identified in step #4 and 
>    commit them to the new repository 
> And to ensure steps #4-5 are not needed in the future: 
> 6) Implement incremental dumpfiles of each transaction as they 
>    occur to secondary storage area 
> and/or 
> 7) Replicate repository to secondary storage/server 
> Unless you have other backups, hooks scripts and file 
> locks will not be restored in the svndump file so 
> they will need to be manually re-created. 

Forgot to add that ALL users will need to re-create their
working copies if the UUID changes.  In my opinion this
is probably best if you know transactions occurred
since the last svn dumpfile was generated.

Kevin R.

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