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Is there a possibility to import the whole history by use of the subversion repository browser?

Steffen Weik (346) | asked Jan 23 '14, 3:31 a.m.
retagged Jan 29 '14, 3:41 p.m. by Dejan Custic (2855)
The import by use of the subversion repository browser seems to be only possible to the point of the last copy of a component in SVN. Is there a possibility to get the complete history?

As we discovered several problems with importing SVN dump files, I now try to find an acceptable way to import completely manually by use of the subversion repository browser. I know that there is a lot of manual work necessary but at least I can handle structures that are not conform to that one expected by the dump file importer.

Steffen Weik commented Jan 24 '14, 5:56 a.m. | edited Jan 24 '14, 6:33 a.m.

I tried to do it by importing step by step. In each step I take the revisions from one copy to the next. But even for the first part I get an exception like follows:

An error occurred updating to revision 315 for path 'work/component/trunk' in repository 'http://repository:8080/repo'

I tried the same using revisions with a distance to the ones marking the copy actions, but the import seems to not work at all, if I give any range for the revisions.

Steffen Weik commented Jan 24 '14, 7:04 a.m.

New finding: sometimes it imports without errors. But I can't figure out any strict rules about importing with copies. Sadly I have a lot of copies from and to branches here. Any experience with that?

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Dejan Custic (2855) | answered Jan 29 '14, 3:41 p.m.
For reference, the SVN import Help topics are here

There's also an article here

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