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RE: Complex VSS Migration - dealing with moved/branched version history

From: Bicking, David (HHoldings, IT) <David.Bicking_at_thehartford.com>
Date: 2007-08-23 14:17:05 CEST

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alan Barrett [mailto:apb@cequrux.com]
> Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2007 4:03 AM
> To: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: Complex VSS Migration - dealing with
> moved/branched version history
>
> On Mon, 20 Aug 2007, Bicking, David (HHoldings, IT) wrote:
> > Is it safe to say that nobody has an answer or suggestion
> concerning
> > my questions below? Nobody has any insight into the plans or
> > perceptions of the Subersion developers concerning migration of
> > projects with checkered histories?
>
> As far as I can tell, the issue is:
>
-- <snip> --
>
> I'd suggest trying the subversion dumpfile utilities from
> <http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~dsw/>. This will let you
> convert a dumpfile into a directory hierarchy, edit the
> directory hierarchy, and convert it back to a dumpfile. With
-- <snip> --
>
> --apb (Alan Barrett)

I thank you, and Toby, for your replies. I will take a look at this.
While this option is probably too labor intensive at this time, it is
good to know and might come in handy in the near future.

FYI, once I dealt with some typical VSS corruptions, I ended up with a
17G dumpfile. Even then, the load into SVN stopped around revision
28609 (out of about 36000). This is a biiiiig repository, hence, manual
edits of this kind are logistically challenging.

I decided to go with the typical "grab the Tip/Head, archive the VSS for
reference" route. I actually expect that we will have to do the same
for the commercial products we're reviewing.

--
David
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