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From Chris Shelton <>
Subject Re: Have an old SVN 1.1 DB corruption issue and need some help
Date Fri, 16 Aug 2013 19:40:28 GMT

This page of the subversion book sounds like it might be helpful in your

I am sure that switching to a FSFS repository data store with your new
system is advisable.


On Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 1:37 PM, Dana Epp <> wrote:

> I have inherited a REALLY old SVN server that was mismanaged for years.
> They were using WebDAV successfully for so long they never noticed any
> issues under the hood, but the BDB is corrupt and cannot run an svnadmin
> dump on it to move it to a new server that I built that has all the latest
> SVN bits.
> The old system is running SVN 1.1.1 with BDB 4.2.52.
> At this point after following several different pieces of guidance online
> the system starts a dump, and ends up after several "Dumped revision #"
> pukes out hundreds of the following lines:
> svn: bdb: DB_ENV->log_flush: LSN of 56874/862249 past current end-of-log
> of 1/2786
> svn: bdb: Database environment corrupt; the wrong log files may have been
> removed or incompatible database files imported from another environment
> Does anyone know where I should go from here? Does anyone know of anyone
> consulting on these sort of repairs? I did a full export of the whole repro
> using WebDAV before I started this, so I have HEAD, but I don't want to
> lose the history if I don't have to.
> --
> Regards,
> Dana

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