You may have an existing repository that you want to migrate to your DreamHost svn repository. To use this at DreamHost, you must first make a dump file of your existing repository. Only then can you load it into your DreamHost repository.
- Dump your existing repository :
[server]$ svnadmin dump <path-to-repo> | gzip > dumpfile.gz
If you set up your repo using the DreamHost Subversion panel, the repository will be under your user's /home/username/svn/repoID directory. For example:
[server]$ svnadmin dump /home/exampleuser/svn/exampleProjectID/
- Upload dumpfile.gz to your home directory via FTP.
- Decompress the dumpfile before importing:
[server]$ gunzip -c dumpfile.gz | svnadmin load svn/repository_id