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can I insert older versions of files? i.e. "here's backups of 3 months ago - put 'em in right revision order..."

From: Alan Jay Weiner <alan_at_ajw.com>
Date: 2004-07-17 05:30:14 CEST

I've been doing backups by complete directory copies to CDROM.

Now I want to start using Subversion. Is there a way I can start with current
sources (or last week's for example) then take all my CDROM backups and tell
Subversion "pour these files into the history, using the date/time of each file
to put it in the correct order with existing revisions" ?

*Especially* if the backups are older than those already in the repository - so
I can start with last year's sources, roll in some of the backups (e.g., the
first backup of each month) and then when I have time, roll in the rest of the
backups - and have Subversion put them in the right places based on their file
date/time. (naturally that'd change the revision numbers - I'd have to Update
at the end to update my working copy's revision numbers)

I'd really like to not have to manually merge each backup (committing each
backup's changes as I go) - for one, I know I'll miss something (gee, I just
found another CD from last month :) and it'll just take so long...

Maybe it's not worth it, but if it's possible to do, I'd really like to.

I'm prompted to move to real source control (Subversion) because I just got bit
by an inadvertant change last November - that's why I'd like to get all the old
versions (say, entire year's worth of CDs...) into Subversion... But not if I
have to do it manually, I guess...

- Al -

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