A subversion repo was created on our Linux hosting server and it now needs to be removed. How do I identify the repo, export the codebase from it, and remove the repo and subversion functionality?
Identifying the repository
What method do you use to access the repo? If it's
Exporting the data
Stop the server used to give access to the repository and make sure no one is using it locally (via
If, for reasons incomprehensible, you want to drop the history of the project(s) within the repo, then simply check out the latest version(s) of project(s) and forget you've ever been using a version management system.
Removing the repository and Subversion
After you migrated the data off the server being decommissioned (at least 2 independent data copies recommended), and, preferably, have it imported into their new home (to verify that you can actually use whatever you exported) you can remove binaries used by it. It means the subversion packages plus whatever was used to access the repository. If you use
The last step is a simple