SVN: Migrating a Repository
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I use Subversion (SVN) as my version control software for all of my Android development. Although a powerful tool, it is not always obvious how to achieve the goal I want. Here are some Tasks I have needed complete using SVN, and how I went about doing so.
NOTE: For all of the following instructions, assume we are working in the user's home directory.
Moving repo A to a server
Dump the repo A
svnadmin dump A a.dmp
Copy the dump to the server.
scp a.dmp usernameserver:path:to:file.
In my example, I use scp, however you can use FTP, or any other means of getting the a.dmp file to the server.
Connect to the server
You will likely be prompted for your password.
Create the new repository on the server.
svnadmin create NewRepo
Load a.dmp into the new repo.
svnadmin load NewRepo < a
What if you want to create a new repo, that acts as a parent for your already existing repos?
Moving repo A, and repo B into a new parent repo C
- Create the new repository
svnadmin create C
- Create A and B directories within the newly created repository
svn mkdir file:///path/to/home/dir/A -m "Adding A directory" svn mkdir file:///path/to/home/dir/B -m "Adding B directory"
- Create dumps of repo A, and repo B
svnadmin dump A a.dmp" svnadmin dump B b.dmp
- Load these dumps into the subdirectories of repo C
svnadmin load C/ -parent-dir A < a.dmp svnadmin load C/ -parent-dir B < b.dmp