convert SVN repository to GIT repository

How do I convert an SVN Repository to a GIT repository?

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These are my notes that I have used over and over, hope it helps you. My SVN repos were in unfuddle but this would apply to any svn repos

  1. Create a GIT repository wherever you want (I use bitbucket)
  2. git svn clone "https://yoursvnrepo" newgitrepo
    1. you will also be prompted for a username and password. Not sure about the first one, but the second one it asks you for is your unfuddle credentials for the svn repo
    2. This step may take a long time if you have a big repository. Like hours even.
  3. cd newgitrepo
  4. git remote add origin git@bitbucket.org:username/newgitrepo.git
    1. This is the repo created in step 1 above. Could be github, bitbucket or wherever else
  5. git push origin master
    1. This copies the git repo up to the new git repository
    2. If this is the first time you will have to get the SSH key from your git machine and enter it into your personal settings in unfuddle

Hope this at least gets you started.

You will need to install gitbash or something like that to have those command line utilities. I am on a Windows machine.

There are a few online resources that should help you with this question.

We have a guide from Stefan here:

http://blogs.atlassian.com/2012/01/moving-confluence-from-subversion-to-git/

We have a guide on Bitbucket here:

https://go-dvcs.atlassian.com/display/aod/Migrating+from+Subversion+to+Git+on+Bitbucket

And pointers and snags here:

http://blogs.atlassian.com/2013/01/atlassian-svn-to-git-migration-technical-side/

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