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Re: Migrating to a new repository

From: Laker Netman <laker_netman_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 06:49:18 -0700 (PDT)

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From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2008b_at_ryandesign.com>
To: Laker Netman <laker_netman_at_yahoo.com>
Cc: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 4:59:10 PM
Subject: Re: Migrating to a new repository

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.

Yes, thank you, I understand all of the terminology. Perhaps I wasn't clear enough. How do I move *all* files under version control in repo A to repo B where
some files from repo A should still be version controlled and others not? I've been experimenting on a test repo. Once a file is under version control and then the ignore property is set on it, the property has no effect. The file remains under control of Subversion. svndumpfilter, from my understanding of the docs, works over "time", not repo structure.



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