Import existing repositories
How to import existing repositories into SCM-Manager
First you have to clone the old repository with the
This option ensures that all branches and tags are fetched from the remote repository.
Assuming that your remote repository is accessible under the url
https://hgttg.com/r/git/heart-of-gold, the clone command should look like this:
git clone --mirror https://hgttg.com/r/git/heart-of-gold
Than you have to create your new repository via the SCM-Manager web interface and copy the url.
In this example we assume that the new repository is available at
https://hitchhiker.com/scm/repo/hgttg/heart-of-gold. After the new repository is created, we can configure our local repository for the new location and push all refs.
cd heart-of-gold git remote set-url origin https://hitchhiker.com/scm/repo/hgttg/heart-of-gold git push --mirror
To import an existing mercurial repository, we have to create a new repository over the SCM-Manager web interface, clone it, pull from the old repository and push to the new repository.
In this example we assume that the old repository is
https://hgttg.com/r/hg/heart-of-gold and the newly created is located at
hg clone https://hitchhiker.com/scm/repo/hgttg/heart-of-gold cd heart-of-gold hg pull https://hgttg.com/r/hg/heart-of-gold hg push
Subversion is not as easy as mercurial or git.
For subversion we have to locate the old repository on the filesystem and create a dump with the
svnadmin dump /path/to/repo > oldrepo.dump
Now we have to create a new repository via the SCM-Manager web interface.
After the repository is created, we have to find its location on the filesystem.
This could be done by finding the directory with the newest timestamp in your scm home directory under
You can check whether you have found the correct directory by having a look at the file
metadata.xml. Here you should find the namespace and the name of the repository created.
Now its time to import the dump from the old repository:
svnadmin load /path/to/scm-home/repositories/id/data < oldrepo.dump