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From Stefan Sperling <>
Subject Re: Problem with svndumpfilter
Date Thu, 07 Jun 2018 07:04:29 GMT
On Wed, Jun 06, 2018 at 03:12:20PM -0400, Alfred von Campe wrote:
> I’m trying to remove two sensitive directories from a repo so we can have a 3rd party
work on it.  I first dumped the entire repo, and now I’m trying to remove two directories
from one particular branch.  But svndumpfilter keeps failing as follows:
> $ svndumpfilter exclude branches/develop/dir1 branches/develop/dir2  < repo.dump >
> svndumpfilter: E200003: Invalid copy source path '/branches/develop/dir2'
> I’ve tried this both from a full incremental dump of the repo as well as a non-incremental
dump of the repo starting from the revision that branches/develop was created.  It always
fails after the exact same revision.
> Is there anything I can do to work around this issue?
> Alfred

Yes, you can update to 1.10 and use svnadmin dump --exclude
instead of using svndumpfilter.

An alternative that works with earlier releases is to set up svnsync
replication and configure authz access rules for the sync user which
forbid read access to the paths you want to exclude. svnsync will deal
with missing copy sources by translating copies into additions.

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