This is a how to migrate a svn repository or repository folder to git when you have full control on the svn repository.
- I started to create a directory where I’ll do the job, (you can do the work where your current repo is located. you need svn and git to be installed on the machine)
- copy your repo in there, you should have something like this
- create a authors.txt file in the conf folder, copy the user from the passwd file
the structure of passwd file is sthg like
user = password
create a new authors.txt file in
C:\Temp\svn_migration and use this layout. only the left hand side of the equal is relevant for us. (for the example above : user)
user = aName aLastName <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- start svnserve : from a cmd prompt, start the svnserve.exe for your repo. svnserve comes with subversion installation, but also with tortoisesvn.
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Subversion\bin\svnserve.exe" -d -R --root C:/Temp/svn_migration/svn_repository
- start the migration. just issue the following command in
git svn clone svn://localhost/path/to/your/repo --no-minimize-url --no-metadata -A authors.txt someFolderName
note : The
--no-minimize-url makes sure that git svn only clones the specific directory without trying to clone the root of the repository.
- add a remote and push : finally you want to share it with other so:
cd to your git repo
git remote add origin https://yourRemotegiturl
git push --set-upstream origin master