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Re: Unify Multiple Repositories, then switch?

From: Ulrich Eckhardt <eckhardt_at_satorlaser.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2010 09:37:30 +0200

On Friday 01 October 2010, Andrew N Marshall wrote:
> I'm trying to merge multiple Subversion repositories into a single
> repository without too much hassle on my users.
>
> I did roughly the following:
> > svnadmin dump old_repo> old_repo.dump
> > svnadmin load combined_repo --parent-dir old_repo_path< old_repo.dir
> > cd old_working_dir
> > svn switch http://server/combined_repo_root/old_repo_path

No chance, because already the revision numbers and paths inside the
repository are different.

> svn: Repository UUID '47910ef9-e52f-470c-a5c0-0a25e3386063' doesn't match
> expected UUID '4b1b6bb6-f4d7-4649-9891-0302873c425d'

This is actually a good safeguard. Even if you got over that one, you would
break the other half of the working copies, and if you weaseled your way
around both you would have working copies with metadata that doesn't
correspond to the data in the repository. If you repaired that, too, you
would effectively be somewhere close to a completely new checkout.

What you can do is this:
1. Create a "final" revision, everybody is supposed to update their working
copies to that revision.
2. After merging, tell everyone what the corresponding URL and revision in the
new repository is, so users can check that out easily.
3. Then, they can "svn export" from their local working copies and copy those
files over the new checkout, where they should have the exact same changes
but at the new location then.

Sorry.

Uli

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