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  1. Install SubGit tool according to the Installation guide.

  2. Configure GitLab server:

    • Log in to GitLab web GUI and create a new project:



      Give a name to your project, do not check “Initialize repository with a README” checkbox, and click Create project button.

  3. Configure the repository:

    • Change identity to 'git' user:

      change identity to git user
      $ su git
    • Change the directory to the one that contains the newly created project.

      • Older versions of GitLab stored projects in

        /var/opt/gitlab/git-data/repositories/<username>

        where <username> was the GitLab username that had been used during the project creation on step 1.

      • Since version 10.0 GitLab uses hashed storage as follows:

        /var/opt/gitlab/git-data/repositories/@hashed/<hash[0..1]>/<hash[2..3]>/<hash>.git

        To find the repository path in GitLab v.10+, follow this guide

    • Navigate to that directory:

      change directory
      $ cd /var/opt/gitlab/git-data/repositories/<repo_path>
    • Perform initial configuration:

      $ subgit configure --layout auto --trunk TRUNK SVN_URL GIT_REPO

      where

      • SVN_URL   – SVN project URL.
      • GIT_REPO  – a path to the new GitLab project that's been created at step 1, for example, project.git.
      • TRUNK     – a path, relative to SVN_URL, that leads to an SVN directory that plays the role of the main line of development.
       see the configuration command example.
      subgit configure example
      $ subgit configure --layout auto --trunk trunk http://svn.example.com/svn/repository/project ./project.git
      
                  SubGit version 3.2.4 ('Bobique') build #3670
      
                  Configuring writable Git mirror of remote Subversion repository:
                      Subversion repository URL : http://svn.example.com/svn/repository/project
                      Git repository location   : ./project.git
      
                  Git repository is served by GitLab, hooks will be installed into 'custom_hooks' directory.
      
                  Detecting peg location...
                  Authentication realm: <http://svn.example.com/:80> Subversion Repository
                  Username [git]: 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.
      
                  CONFIGURATION SUCCESSFUL
      
                  To complete SubGit installation do the following:
      
                  1) Adjust Subversion to Git branches mapping if necessary:
                      /var/opt/gitlab/git-data/repositories/user/project.git/subgit/config
                  2) Define at least one Subversion credentials in default SubGit passwd file at:
                      /var/opt/gitlab/git-data/repositories/user/project.git/subgit/passwd
                     OR configure SSH or SSL credentials in the [auth] section of:
                      /var/opt/gitlab/git-data/repositories/user/project.git/subgit/config
                  3) Optionally, add custom authors mapping to the authors.txt file(s) at:
                      /var/opt/gitlab/git-data/repositories/user/project.git/subgit/authors.txt
                  4) Run SubGit 'install' command:
                      subgit install ./project.git
    • Specify authors mapping.

      Configure authors mapping in default authors mapping file:

      GIT_REPO/subgit/authors.txt 


      Or change core.authors option so that it points to the global authors mapping file.
      Find more details about authors mapping in the Authors mapping article.


    • Specify a username and password that are used by SubGit to access the SCN repository. Edit passwd file:

      GIT_REPO/subgit/passwd

      By default, there's only subgit secret credential pair. Replace it with the username and its corresponding password.

      SVN authentication

      There are several methods to configure authentication to access the SVN server, but we use a plain text password file here to simplify the guide. See more authentication methods in SVN Authentication if this method does not fit your needs.

  4. Establish a mirror and start using the new Git repository:

    • Establish a two-way mirror with this command:

      $ subgit install GIT_REPO

      where 

          GIT_REPO – a path to the GitLab project.

       See SubGit install example…
      subgit install
      $ subgit install ./project.git
      
        SubGit version 3.2.4 ('Bobique') build #3670
      
        Translating Subversion revisions to Git commits...
      
        Subversion revisions translated: 10248.
        Total time: 2 hours 15 minutes 24 seconds.
      
        INSTALLATION SUCCESSFUL 



    • When the command completes, you can clone your new Git repository and start to work with it:

      $ git clone GIT_REPO WORK_TREE

      where

          WORK_TREE – a path to your working copy. 


       See the command example
      repository cloning example
      $ git clone http://user@example.com/user/project.git /home/user/gitlab_project.git
        Cloning into '/home/user/gitlab_project.git'...
        Password for 'http://user@example.com': 
        remote: Counting objects: 99, done.
        remote: Compressing objects: 100% (39/39), done.
        remote: Total 99 (delta 50), reused 99 (delta 50)
        Unpacking objects: 100% (99/99), done.

      Empty 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. Try and buy.

    Trial period

    Note: the trial period for SubGit mirror is 30 days, after that period you should buy a license key at https://subgit.com/pricing

    Once you receive an email with a license key, upload this license key to your server and run the following command:

    $ sudo subgit register --key subgit.key GIT_REPO

    where

         GIT_REPO – a path to your newly created Git repository.

     Subgit register example…
    subgit register
    $ sudo subgit register --key subgit.key /home/user/repo.git
    
       SubGit version 3.2.4 ('Bobique') build #3670
    
       Registration information:
    
         Registered for:       Example company
         Purchase ID:          OS-111111111111111
         Expiration date:      April 23, 2028
    
         You may use this key to register 9 more repositories (out of 10).
    
       REGISTRATION SUCCESSFUL
    
       Thank you for registering SubGit!
       Visit http://www.subgit.com/ in case you have any questions and for more information on SubGit.
  6. Get support:

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

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