Using Subversion on the Media Temple Grid-Service is much easier than it seems. Actually, it is easier than my previous host.

Setup the repository

ssh serveradmin%[email protected] **OS X [email protected] **Windows cd data mkdir svn && cd svn svnadmin create –fs-type fsfs reponame

Initial import

On your local machine.

mkdir reponame && cd reponame mkdir trunk mkdir tags mkdir branches svn import . svn+ssh://serveradmin%[email protected] -m “Initial import”

Checking out

Now that we have our subversion repository setup and our code checked in, we should check out a copy for development.

svn co svn+ssh://serveradmin%[email protected] reponame


If you are going to deploy your website from a local subversion repository.

ssh serveradmin%[email protected] **OS X [email protected] **Windows cd domains cd mv html html-2 svn co file:///home/#####/data/svn/reponame/trunk html

That does it. Rinse and repeat as needed.


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