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From "Grierson, David" <>
Subject RE: Parmently removing directory from server to make space
Date Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:04:02 GMT
You need to dump, filter and load your repositories to remove the directories you want rid
of ...

If your server is out of space you will likely run into issues though because the act of loading
needs to be performed into a new repository which will result in you (temporarily) increasing
your disk usage before you can remove the old repository.

Anyway the process would be something like:
# create the target repository
svnadmin create /path/to/new-repository

# dump the old repository, filter OUT the paths you want excluded & load them to the new
svnadmin dump /path/to/old-repository | \
     svndumpfilter --drop-empty-revs --renumber-revs exclude \
          Database/E_Learning/Development/Project_2 | \
    svnadmin load /path/to/new-repository

Obviously YMMV and you should always test any advice provided on an open mailing list prior
to applying to a production environment.

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From: Anil Bakshi []
Sent: 26 March 2013 07:25
Subject: Parmently removing directory from server to make space

Hi Team,

We have configured the subversion on window system and using it since last year.

Now our server is out of space and we decide to permanently remove few projects from server.
We will keep these project in DVDs.

I searched for this on web but not able to found any fruitful answer. I tried svn dump and

Please help me with how I can permanently remove directory from server. I don't want to keep
any revision or history of those directories.

These directories have multiple level of sub-directories and files. I want to remove all.

Folder structure:

I want to delete Project 1 and 2.

Subversion details: Setup-Subversion-1.6.6
Configured on: Window XP
Apache: Version 2.0

Anil Kumar Bakshi
Sr. Multimedia Programmer | Education and Learning

Aptara, Inc. | Transforming Content into Knowledge<> |<>
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