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Having problems importing SVN dump file to RTC

Lisa Coker (1155) | asked Mar 10 '14, 5:11 p.m.
We are trying to import SVN to RTC and when importing a filtered dump file no directories show up to import.
Can someone tell me how to work around this or any tips for doing the dump filter? Is there a specific way it must be done?

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Shubjit Naik (1.5k1613) | answered Mar 11 '14, 4:41 a.m.
Hi Lisa

Not sure if you have gone through the link below,

Lisa Coker commented Mar 11 '14, 11:23 a.m.

Thank You for the information Shubjit.
What I wanted to know more specifically that I do not see covered here is if there are any types of dump files or use of dump filters that will not work with the RTC import tool? What is the best practice for doing the svn dump for the RTC import?

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Tim Mok (6.6k38) | answered Mar 11 '14, 12:00 p.m.

You should take a look at the SVN import article. Incremental dumps are not supported. You'll need the full dump even if you are bringing in changes since the last import. Even though it needs the full dump, it won't reimport what has already been imported.

Lisa Coker commented Mar 11 '14, 12:50 p.m. | edited Mar 11 '14, 12:52 p.m.

We have seen the article. We are not using incremental. Would like to use filtered though. Is there a problem using filtered dump files since there is so much data and we do not want to import it all. From what I have read we should be able to use but when importing the person doing the import is not seeing any directories to import. 

Tim Mok commented Mar 11 '14, 3:22 p.m.

You could try with a full dump. The import only imports whatever you specify. The data you were filtering when making the dump wouldn't be imported unless you specified it to be imported in the RTC importer.

If directories still don't show up in the import wizard, it might be a bug with the importer. I don't know what version you're on but it might have been fixed in latest.

Udaya Puthuraya commented Mar 12 '14, 12:50 p.m.

Looks like filtered dump file created through svndumpfilter command without trunk in the include path  did not have any folder information in them.  RTC importer was not finding any folder after processing the dump file.
When the trunk is included in the path for svndumpfilter command, it had the issue as described in this link   under "Why svndumpsanitizer is needed".

We increased the RAM and java heap memory in the system used for the RTC import and was able to process the  large dump file(with out using svndumpfilter) after it took  few hours.
Now we are seeing a problem, where some sub folders under selected folders in the import wizard did not make it to RTC workspace after the import, even though we did not see any errors.
Any thoughts on why this folder and files under them did not make to RTC during the import ?

Tim Mok commented Mar 12 '14, 1:16 p.m.

I suggest opening a support ticket. Your issue might be a bug but can't be investigated without more information from the import.

Udaya Puthuraya commented Mar 12 '14, 6:34 p.m.

Thanks. Please provide the link where we can open the support ticket.

Tim Mok commented Mar 13 '14, 9:09 a.m.

The link to IBM Support Portal is on that page as well as links to other useful support sites.

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