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Re: Copy/Move Repository

From: Ulrich Eckhardt <eckhardt_at_satorlaser.com>
Date: 2004-08-25 11:35:05 CEST

Jan Evert van Grootheest wrote:
> If the part you want to migrate are complete (i.e. the complete history of
> the directories you want to move is in it), then perhaps you can create a
> dump (svnadmin dump) of the repository where it needs to come from, filter
> (svndumpfilter) what you need and load (svn load) the results into the
> other repository.
>
> I don't know enough about svn to be able to tell you this works. But with
> the experience I have using dumps, svndumpfilter and loading it, it might
> jsut work. Be sure to practice first! In my experience it takes a few tries
> to get the filter right.

You can only use svndumpfilter to split off parts of a repository, not to
merge them. Yes, you can dump two repositories and load them into a new one,
but this will not preserve the timeline behind the changes, i.e. the
different revisions are not sorted by date first.

Question to the developers: can someone point me to documentation of the
dumpfile-format? The reason is that I also need a way to merge two dumpfiles
and I'm willing to write a tool for that, if that's not too complicated.

BTW: Jan, can you turn off the stupid disclaimer and the HTML you are posting?
Such things are simply misplaced on a public mailinglist.

cheers

Uli

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