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 .
Run this command if you get an error indicating that your repository needs to be recovered.
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? $
--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? ### time goes by… Repository lock acquired. Please wait; recovering the repository may take some time... Recovery completed. The latest repos revision is 34.