Importing Subversion repository

If you want to import your existing SVN repository at Savannah (preserving all history):

  • Prepare a dump:

    svnadmin dump mygroup-svn/ | bzip2 > mygroup-dump.bz2
  • Upload it at Savannah (using your download area at

    scp mygroup-dump.bz2

    Or anywhere else that is convenient.

  • Enable SVN for your group (in Main -> Select Features from your group page)

  • Post a support request and specify where your dump was uploaded:

Savannah Hackers will then import it on the system.

Do not send a tar.gz of your SVN repository. Using a dump is important because it's independent of the subversion release.

Note: if you just want to upload your initial source code, not your whole group history, just use svn add and commit.