• Name

    svnadmin recover – Bring a repository database back into a consistent state (applies only to repositories using the bdb backend). In addition, if repos/conf/passwd does not exist, it will create a default password file .

    Synopsis

    svnadmin recover REPOS_PATH

    Description

    Run this command if you get an error indicating that your repository needs to be recovered.

    Options

    --wait
    

    Examples

    Recover a hung repository:

    $ svnadmin recover /usr/local/svn/repos/ 
    Repository lock acquired.
    Please wait; recovering the repository may take some time…
    
    Recovery completed.
    The latest repos revision is 34.
    

    Recovering the database requires an exclusive lock on the repository. (This is a “database lock”; see The three meanings of “lock.) If another process is accessing the repository, then svnadmin recover will error:

    $ svnadmin recover /usr/local/svn/repos
    svn: Failed to get exclusive repository access; perhaps another process
    such as httpd, svnserve or svn has it open?
    
    $
    

    The --wait option, however, will cause svnadmin recover to wait indefinitely for other processes to disconnect:

    $ svnadmin recover /usr/local/svn/repos --wait
    Waiting on repository lock; perhaps another process has it open?
    
    
    Repository lock acquired.
    Please wait; recovering the repository may take some time…
    
    Recovery completed.
    The latest repos revision is 34.
    

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