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SVN: How can revisions be missing from a repository?

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I was handed a dump file by a 3rd party and I am supposed to analyze it. I've got it loaded and can look at the log and do all the usual things without any apparent errors. But I notice that some revision numbers are missing.

How can this be?

posted May 11, 2015 by Honey

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a) You may be looking at the history of a path that was not changed in certain revisions.
Verify by examining the log of the root of the repository, ("^").

b) filtered history or partial mirroring, e.g.
http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn.reposadmin.maint.html#svn.reposadmin.maint.filtering
http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn.reposadmin.maint.html#svn.reposadmin.maint.tk.svndumpfilter

answer May 11, 2015 by anonymous
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