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2 minute read - Java For Testers Git Subversion

How to convert Svn to Git

Jan 22, 2019

TLDR; Using Visual SVN, svnserve and local SVN repositories I was able to easily convert SVN to Git on Windows.

I hit every error possible when converting SVN to GIT. I eventually figured out the simplest way to avoid errors during the conversion process.

Migrate SVN to Git from local file repositories

To migrate from SVN to GIT I found it most reliable to use a local svn server, having migrated from remote svn using an svn dump file. then using svnserve to allow conversion using git svn over the svn protocol.

svnserve -d --foreground -r .
  • then I can use git svn to clone the repo with the svn protocol
  • “git svn clone svn:// -s”
  • then I can add a remote server and push it to my local repo
    • git remote add origin http://mygitserver/Bonobo.Git.Server/my-repo.git
    • git push origin master -u

This avoids all errors like cpan core, svn file format versions above 1.6, malformed xml over http, slow http connections.

This just works.

Step By Step Video Showing Conversion Process