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CVS server wrong backup restore

CVS server wrong backup restore

CVS server wrong backup restore

(OP)
Hi at all, i've a problem.
Some days ago my cvs server falls down by hard disk problem. My last backup of cvs repository is dated 4 February 2005, but, from this date to fall down time i committed several files (and for some file i increased more than 1 revision). Now i restored my backup but i've a lot of files that have working-copy's revision greater than repository's version.
FOr example, my file "Foo.java" in the repository has version 1.24 on 04 February 2005, but my working copy has version 1.27 on 14 February.
CVS server deny me commit options!!!

The first solution i found was to hand-modify ".entries" file in CVS directory on my working copy, but there is problems for other developers!!!

Someone can help me?
I'm using CVS for NT version 1.11.13

THank you very much

RE: CVS server wrong backup restore

Hi cigno5e5,

Have you tried doing an update first? CVS should be able to handle this kind of situation quite well. Make sure you make a back up of your working directory before doing so, just in case CVS recognises that as a conflict and start merging your files.

Hope that helps,

Ed

RE: CVS server wrong backup restore

(OP)
eclipse ide and wincvs both deny me the update options because they intercept the strange situation. Cvs can manage this scenario only if repository version is two or more revisions greater than working copy version.
Actually solution is perfomed by:
- on local machine backup working copy to temporary directory
- replace working copy with cvs "checkout" command
- restore local backup of working copy over the working copy yet restored
- commit changes

PS: after some studies we suspect that our backup software make errors in incremental backup of cvs directory.

RE: CVS server wrong backup restore

Hi cigno5e5,

That sounds good and thanks for sharing, but wouldn't you have to do it for all the developers who have some newer versions?

Cheers,

Ed

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