I have decided to try svnsync instead of using git directly as I posted here and here.  Since I am a single developer, I was hoping it would be easier this way.  I found another article with tips here.

First, let me just check my installation:

skp@pecan:~$ svnsync --version
svnsync, version 1.5.4 (r33841)
 compiled Aug  7 2009, 01:44:11

Copyright (C) 2000-2008 CollabNet.
Subversion is open source software, see
This product includes software developed by CollabNet (http://www.Collab.Net/).

The following repository access (RA) modules are available:

* ra_neon : Module for accessing a repository via WebDAV protocol using Neon.
 - handles 'http' scheme
 - handles 'https' scheme
* ra_svn : Module for accessing a repository using the svn network protocol.
 - with Cyrus SASL authentication
 - handles 'svn' scheme
* ra_local : Module for accessing a repository on local disk.
 - handles 'file' scheme

Here are some other quick discoveries that I found:

You can get help by typing

svnsync help

This will give the list of commands supported: init, sync, and copy-revprops.  Then, you can get help on a specific command, such as init, with:

svnsync help init

One of the things I noticed was this warning which has me worried because I have already started committing to the repository with git:

You should not commit to, or make revision property changes in,
the destination repository by any method other than 'svnsync'.
In other words, the destination repository should be a read-only
mirror of the source repository.

So, lets go for it.

First, I am going to make my local repository:

mkdir project-sarah
git svn clone --username myusername

Now, I am going to try to initialize the syncing:

svnsync init --username myusername --password mypassword file://home/skp/app/git-workspace/project-sarah

Here is the message I got back:

svnsync: Cannot initialize a repository with content in it

So, I guess unless I want to try to get Google Code to delete the repository and start over, I am out of luck here.  Maybe this will help someone else though.


How I moved my code repository to Google Code

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