Dumping a Subversion Repository
After finishing my thesis work, I wanted to grab the revision history for both the software I developed and the writing of my dissertation. It was (is?) stored in a subversion server owned by the lab; however, I want all of that for my own purposes.
First, I had to dump from a remote server
$ svnrdump https://url/to/repo > repo_full.svndump
Now I have the full repository, but it is full of empty commits. This
is because I had only a twig on the server so I need to strip all of
those empty commits out. Enter
$ svndumpfilter --drop-all-empty-revs --renumber-revs include \ > myrepo < repo_full.svn_dump > repo_stripped.svn_dump
Now, I can compress the file and store all of my revision history! This isn’t really very exciting information, but I wanted to get it down for my own notes since I did it once and promptly forgot how to do it.