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Migrate from Windows SVN to Bitbucket Cloud

Sean Hannan May 03, 2016

We are looking to move to GIT from SVN.  Currently we are using VisualSVN on a local Windows server and want to move to Bitbucket Cloud.  I have checked the Atlassian migration guide here: but this appears to be aimed at a linux based server/PC.  Not being a Linux or Java person I got stuck VERY early on in the Prepare stage of the guide.

Can anyone point me at a guide that is Windows based to move from a Windows based SVN environment to Atlassian Bitbucket Cloud?

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Seth May 04, 2016

On reading through those instructions, the only thing that is OS dependent is the path to the .jar file.

Anywhere a command says "~/svn-migration-scripts.jar", you should have something like "Downloads\svn-migration-scripts.jar" or whatever the path to your file is. Note that Windows uses a different slash to separate directories than *nix.

On *nix systems, the "~" is an alias for the current user's home directory. It should not be used in Windows, and isn't necessary on Linux/OSX, so don't get hung up on that either.

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Sean Hannan May 04, 2016

I am getting an "Unable to determine version" error still even after running the SET LANG=C command


D:\ProjectLocation>set LANG=C

D:\ProjectLocation>C:\JavaLocation\java -jar D:\GitScript\svn-migration-scripts.jar verify

svn-migration-scripts: using version 0.1.56bbc7f

Git: ERROR: Unable to determine version.

Subversion: ERROR: Unable to determine version.


This is being run from a development workstation.

The SVN repository is located on a separate server on the LAN.

I have the latest version of Java installed (Version 8 Update 91).


Any advice?

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Seth May 05, 2016

Do you have git and svn command line client's installed? I assume they're required by the script, even though the tutorial didn't say anything about it.

Sean Hannan May 05, 2016

Thanks Seth that got it.  I had SVN installed but not the command line tools/

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