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how split a subversion project

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I want split my current subversion project into two. I want to know the easiest way to split the project without loosing any history information.
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Question by:ddas_auth
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by:sreindl04
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assume you have the following tree

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/projecta
/projecta/A
/projecta/B <-- should be moved to project B

svn move /projecta/B /projectb

The history on the file level will be kept intact for each file/directory

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by:Airspray
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I'd suggest you to dump your current project, create a new one, load it there and then remove unneeded files from both. This way both will have full history and you can even recover deleted files on both.

Let's call your reposity MyProject which is located in /svn/repos/MyProject

1. cd /svn/repos
2. svn dump MyProject > myproject.svn_dump
3. svnadmin create MyNewProject
4. svn load MyNewProject < myproject.svn_dump

Now you can checkout MyNewProject, remove files you don't want be in this half and commit. Then do the same with MyProject. If you fail, you'll have your reposity dumped in myproject.svn_dump.

To be extra safe you might want to create two new reposities.
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by:Airspray
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I'd suggest you to dump your current project, create a new one, load it there and then remove unneeded files from both. This way both will have full history and you can even recover deleted files on both.

Let's call your reposity MyProject which is located in /svn/repos/MyProject

1. cd /svn/repos
2. svn dump MyProject > myproject.svn_dump
3. svnadmin create MyNewProject
4. svn load MyNewProject < myproject.svn_dump

Now you can checkout MyNewProject, remove files you don't want be in this half and commit. Then do the same with MyProject. If you fail, you'll have your reposity dumped in myproject.svn_dump.

To be extra safe you might want to create two new reposities.
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Oh, my comment needs to fixed. Commands should ofcourse be:

1. cd /svn/repos
2. svnadmin dump MyProject > myproject.svn_dump
3. svnadmin create MyNewProject
4. svnadmin load MyNewProject < myproject.svn_dump
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