howto visualsvn load dump file

April 20, 2011

howto visualsvn load dump file

This article assumes you have already dumped your repository and are looking to import it in to VisualSVN

Path to Visual SVN – D:\Program Files (x86)\VisualSVN Server\bin>

Path to Repositories – D:\repositories

Dump file: d:\repositories\examplerepo.dump


  1. Create a new repository with no content in Visual SVN (we’ll name it examplerepo)
  2. Run the svnadmin load command as shown below

D:\Program Files (x86)\VisualSVN Server\bin>svnadmin load d:\repositories\examplerepo < d:\repositories\examplerepo.dump