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RE: Putting old versions into repository

From: Phil Sayers <Phil_at_cds-am.net>
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 11:12:58 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott McCool [mailto:scott.mckeel_at_gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 10:34 AM
> To: users_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org
> Subject: Putting old versions into repository
> I'm new to TortoiseSVN so I apologize in advance if this is a dumb
> question or has been answered many times before (I have looked and I
> could not find an answer).
> We have an old (10+ years) legacy code (with 5000+ files in multiple
> directories) that we want to put into TortoiseSVN. We have been doing
> configuration management the old fashioned way of saving the entire
> code (all 5000 files and multiple directories) into backup
> directories. It is easy to put the current version of the code into
> TortoiseSVN and proceed. What we would like to do is put some of those
> older saved versions into the repository. How do I do that? I tried by
> first starting the repository with the 10 year old version. I then
> deleted everything in that directory and copied in the 9 year old
> version into my working copy and committed but that obviously did not
> work because all the .svn directories had been deleted. There are too
> many files for me to manually update in my working copy and commit.
> Any ideas? Thanks!

If you have this legacy code in an older source control system, and you were
just using the folder snapshots as a "poor man's tag", you may be able to
batch script the import of the whole change by change history into svn using
command line tools.


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Received on 2010-09-02 17:13:08 CEST

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