Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Quick 'n Dirty way to move Subversion to another machine

If you have an existing Subversion tree on disk somewhere and you wish to move it to another machine, here's a quick 'n dirty way to do it. I'm pretty sure I read this before somewhere but couldn't find it however I decided to try it anyway. Basically, you install the same version of Subversion onto the new server, create an identically named repository ("svnadmin create foo" - assuming "foo" is the name of the new repo), replace the contents of the "foo" directory from the original machine and voila.
Of course, this is no doubt unsupported - the proper way to move a repository to another location is documented here.

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