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Re: Migrating to a new repository

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2008b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 16:59:10 -0500

On May 29, 2008, at 16:26, Laker Netman wrote:

> I am preparing to migrate the contents of an existing repo to a
> new, empty one. I read the section in the SVN book regarding
> filtering repository history (w/svndumpfilter), but I don't think
> it does what I need.
> There are a large number of (easily grouped) files, of various
> types, that I want *copied to*, but no longer *versioned in*, the
> new repository. The svn:ignore property ultimately does what I
> want, but how I can go about moving the contents from one repo to
> another, making some files non-versioned in the process? Is there a
> method to do this to the existing repo somehow prior to moving the
> files? If I set the svn:ignore property to the files I no longer
> want versioned in the existing repo will they still copy over to
> the new repo (unversioned)?
> Ultimately, I want to keep the rev history from the existing repo,
> or I'd just export the files and start over.

Ignored files are not stored in the repository. Unversioned files
aren't either; that's what unversioned means. So if there are files
you don't want in the new repository, you'll have to filter them out
of the old repository's dumpfile with svndumpfilter before you load
it into the new repository.

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