Hi,

On 6 Jul 2014, at 13:24, David Gerler <dgerler@xoikos.com> wrote:

[...]existing SVN 1.3.1 repository[...] 


                Does anyone have a suggestion on how to migrate svn 1.3.1 to 1.8.9 without console access?


Builtin tools will show the behaviour you described. This one is older and might construct a usable dump for you:
http://rsvndump.sourceforge.net

Andreas