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Corrupt svn dump file

I am trying to migrate our account to GIT, and ran into a rather obnoxious issue... Following the migration guide, I've created a svn dump (svn.dump.gz) and downloaded it, however I am unable to unpack this file, as gunzip exits stating

gzip: svn.dump.gz: unexpected end of file

Downloading the file again results in the same message and re-generating the file is prohibited by a rate limit of one backup per 48 hours.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Bastiaan Jansen (Atlassian support) informed me that "the cause for the errors of the archive files is a known bug [] in the OnDemand environment. After 1gb the file download stops, this leaves a incomplete file on your machine." Downloading the file using the supplied download script solved the issue.

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Hi Thomas,

This looks like that there may be some corruption on the transfer process or maybe on the OnDemand side, please create a Support Ticket to assist you with the migration of the SVN repository.

They can provide you with checksum hashs for the files so we can find out what/where the corruption is.

Felipe Cuozzo
Atlassian OnDemand

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LucasA Rising Star Feb 14, 2013

Hi Thomas,

Unfortunately you'll ned to recreate the SVN dump. If it's too big you can try to create the dump file only for a revision interval. The command will be something like:

svnadmin dump /path/to/your/repository -r0:100 | gzip > dump-revision-0-to-100.gz

Restore it as usual:

zcat dump-revision-0-to-100.gz | svnadmin load /path/to/your/repository

Best regards,
Lucas Timm

I can confirm that the direct download approach via: FishEye > Backup manager incurs serious issues particularly where there may be intermittency or interruption to / from:

Several attempts were made in-browser (and using different browsers) and in every case no more than 1.1Gb could be download.

A download manager (eg DownThemAll) resolved the issue - beyond 1.1Gb limit (also offers resume functionality for interrupted / partial downloads).

Hi there Felipe & Lucas,

I am continuing / re-attempting the migration process from where Thomas left off.

I am undergoing your outlined steps / procedures as per :

& using the latest svn-migration-scripts.jar (2013-03-18).

Currently I am @ step: 2)-1b:

Download the Subversion dump file. This dump file includes all the projects in your Subversion repository.

Download speeds however are no greater than 160 Kb/sec - which is taking awfully long for our 2.0Gb SVN Dump. Are there any alternative methods of access that may accommodate for faster downloads?

PS - 3 differnt ISP's, Lines & Locations were used to test speeds (which were unaffected).

Many thanks -

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