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Re: svnsync: PROPFIND request failed

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 15:12:57 -0600

On Feb 19, 2009, at 06:31, Lasse A. Karlsen wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 5:49 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>
>> On Feb 18, 2009, at 18:15, Lasse A. Karlsen wrote:
>>
>>> Hi everyone! I'm desperately trying to backup my google code-repo
>>> but since I'm not too familiar with SVN, I can't get svnsync to
>>> work.
>>>
>>> I thought that backup up your repo to another repo or dumpfile
>>> was an easy task, but I'm I wrong?
>>>
>>> What I'm trying to do:
>>>
>>> norsof@shell:~$ svnsync init http://www.norsof.org/svn/ http://
>>> codalyzer.googlecode.com/svn/trunk
>>> svnsync: PROPFIND request failed on '/svn'
>>> svnsync: PROPFIND of '/svn': 301 Moved Permanently (http://
>>> www.norsof.org)
>>>
>>> What does that mean? And is it possible to fix it?
>>>
>>> http://www.norsof.org/svn/ was created with svnadmin create, ofc.
>>
>> When I look at http://www.norsof.org/svn/ in a web browser, I just
>> see the directories conf, dav, db, hooks and locks, and the files
>> format and pre-revprop-change.cmd. There are two things wrong with
>> this. One, it means you have not configured your Apache to serve
>> this directory as a repository. You need to move that svn
>> directory outside of the DocumentRoot and then set up Apache to
>> serve the repository like this:
>>
>> <Location /svn/>
>> DAV svn
>> SVNPath /path/to/where/you/moved/svn
>> </Location>
>>
>> Two, the file pre-revprop-change.cmd will have no effect directly
>> inside the repository directory. It needs to be in the hooks
>> directory if you want Subversion to use it. But it also appears to
>> be empty so maybe it's a leftover file from when you were testing
>> something.
>
> Hey and thanks for great response! But what do I do when I don't
> have permissions to change the httpd.conf file? Is there an easy
> way to dump this to a file (and still preserve all the history..) ?

You can svnsync the remote repository to a repository you create on
your local computer, on which you presumably have permissions to do
anything you want. Note that you don't even need to set up apache or
svnserve; you can sync to a repository you just created with
"svnadmin create". Then, once the sync is done, you can do whatever
you want with your copy of the repository, including svnsync it
somewhere else, svnadmin hotcopy it, svnadmin dump it, etc.

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