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Re: [Savannah-users] questions on restoring backups (CVS, project GNUmed
Re: [Savannah-users] questions on restoring backups (CVS, project GNUmed)
Tue, 2 Jun 2009 17:31:58 +0200
On Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 02:19:45PM +0200, Karsten Hilbert wrote:
> So I was wondering whether we can get access to the gnumed
> part of the raw backup of the CVS root so I can hopefully
> apply this procedure to the CVS metadata as well. Then we
> could decide whether the May backup seems corrupted to us...
I've gone through the April and May backups as well as the
local uptodate copy.
I have been able to whittle down the losses to just a few
files which fall in three categories:
- files which already existed in April and are unchanged
They lack 2 tags which were applied in May, however.
Can anyone tell whether it is safe to forward-copy those
from April to May and manually insert the tag information ?
Or would the suggested approach be to activate the
incomplete backup and re-import and re-tag those under
the branch they were tagged in ?
- files which were added in May but haven't had a tag
applied to them yet
It should be safe to re-import those into CVS HEAD as
if they were new files (yes, this will loose previous
commit history, but oh well).
- files which already existed in April and were
changed and tagged since then
For those it is a bit more difficult. While it is
possible to create a diff against the latest
version they also need some tags re-applied.
What's more - they may need different patches
under CVS HEAD and the branch the tags were
applied to :-(
Can anyone advise here ?
Probably it is best to also re-import and re-tag
those under their respective branches ...
Luckily, a local copy of the branch with the missing tags is
avalaible, so a re-import seems possible, even if that looses
Any suggestions ?
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