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 passwordfile .

Synopsis

svnadmin recover REPOS_PATH

Description

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

Options

Examples

Recover a hung repository:

$ svnadmin recover /var/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 sidebar The Three Meanings of Lock.) If another process is accessing the repository, then svnadmin recover will error:

$ svnadmin recover /var/svn/repos
svn: E165000: Failed to get exclusive repository access; perhaps another proce
ss 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 /var/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.