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  1. Install SubGit tool according to the Installation guide.

  2. Configure a new Git repository

    • Run this command on behalf of the same user you use to serve Git repository:

      > subgit.bat configure --layout auto --trunk TRUNK SVN_URL GIT_REPO


      • SVN_URL   – SVN project URL.
      • GIT_REPO – a path to new Git repository.
      • TRUNK       –  a path, relative to SVN_URL, that leads to an SVN directory that plays a role of the main line of development.
      subgit configure
      > subgit.bat configure --layout auto --trunk trunk C:\repo.git
          SubGit version 3.2.4 ('Bobique') build #3670
          Configuring writable Git mirror of remote Subversion repository:
              Subversion repository URL :
              Git repository location   : C:\repo.git
          Detecting peg location...
          Authentication realm: <> Subversion Repository
          Username [user]: user
          Password for 'user':
          Peg location detected: r10248 project/trunk
          Fetching SVN history... Done.
          Growing trees... Done.
          Project origin detected: r1 project/trunk
          Building branches layouts... Done.
          Combing beards... Done.
          Generating SVN to Git mapping... Done.
          To complete SubGit installation do the following:
          1) Adjust Subversion to Git branches mapping if necessary:
          2) Define at least one Subversion credentials in default SubGit passwd file at:
              OR configure SSH or SSL credentials in the [auth] section of:
          3) Optionally, add custom authors mapping to the authors.txt file(s) at:
          4) Run SubGit 'install' command:
               subgit install "C:\repo.git"
    • Specify authors mapping

      Configure authors mapping in default authors mapping file:


      Or change core.authors option so that it points to the global authors mapping file.

      Find more details about authors mapping in Authors mapping article.

  3. Import data to the Git repository

    > subgit import GIT_REPO


        GIT_REPO – a path to the Git repository.

    subgit import
    > subgit import c:\repo.git
         SubGit version 3.2.4 ('Bobique') build #3670
         Authentication realm: <> Subversion Repository
          Username [git]: user
          Password for 'user': 
          Translating Subversion revisions to Git commits...
             Subversion revisions translated: 10248.
             Total time: 3 hours 08 minutes 32 seconds.
  4. Clone your new Git repository and start working with it

    > git clone GIT_REPO WORK_TREE


        WORK_TREE – a path to your working copy.

    git clone example
    C:\> git clone file:///c/repo.git c:\repo_working_copy
            Cloning into 'C:\repo_working_copy'...
            remote: Counting objects: 99, done.
            remote: Compressing objects: 100% (89/89), done.
            remote: Total 99 (delta 44), reused 0 (delta 0)
            Receiving objects: 100% (99/99), 8.98 KiB | 0 bytes/s, done.
            Resolving deltas: 100% (44/44), done.

    Emty working tree case

    If Git warns you that you are cloning an empty repository and you don't see your files in the working tree, most probably automatic branches and tags mapping didn't work correctly. In this case, mapping has to be set manually, see details on mapping in Branches and tags mapping.

  5. Get support:

    If you have encountered any problems, see the following guides for more details:


For one-time import, no license is needed.

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