How to migrate an SVN repository to another SVN repository


Is there a simple way to copy a directory from one repository into another repository with copying all of the history?

Best Solution

The simplest way is using:

svnadmin dump path/to/repos > repos.out

This will create a portable format for your repository (with history) in the file repos.out. You can then use

svnadmin load path/to/newrepos < repos.out

to load your 'dumped' repository to the new or existing one.

Chapter 5. Repository Maintenance -> Migrating Repository Data Elsewhere has this note about using svnadmin dump as of version 1.7:

The Subversion repository dump format describes versioned repository changes only. It will not carry any information about uncommitted transactions, user locks on filesystem paths, repository or server configuration customizations (including hook scripts), and so on.