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Moving working copy to other machines

From: Delbert D. Franz <ddf_at_sonic.net>
Date: 2003-11-19 01:54:45 CET

I am moving about 2000 files for a large simulation model under
Subversion so that changes to these files can be kept in order
when multiple users are involved. I have Apache 2 setup
on a webserver in my office and the uplink speed is limited
to 128KB/s and this would be the download speed for
remote users.

The working directory is such that about 8-12 hours would
be required for a checkout. Thus I am trying the following:

1. Checkout a working directory on my LAN. That takes only
a few minutes.

2. Copy the directory to CD. With compression it fits on
a single disk.

3. Send the CD to the remote site to setup the working

This hits a snag. Under Windows, where this work is being
done, the copy commands seem to always change the time
stamp on the directories when new ones are created.
This change causes Subversion
to claim that all files have been changed. This gets a
bit confusing and a commit of the whole repository will
not work over the Internet with the limited bandwidth.

Does anyone have ideas on how to transfer a working
copy to a new machine and still keep Subverion, at
release 0.32, from claiming a change for each file?
I can work under Linux as well, but all of my remote
clients are solidly on MS Windows.


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