So I’m sitting at my computer running out of space on /var and I think ok I need to move my svn repositories to /srv which is on ext3 and part of /. so I go to move them there… it says file exits. I ls /srv/svn sure enough there they are. I’ve already moved them great rm -r /var/svn (gentoo doesn’t enable -i by default) it deletes everything. I shortly realize that /srv/svn was a symlink to /var/svn. all my history gone. good thing I have a wonderful backup system (even though I didn’t backup the repos just the files). Now I’m thinking about using git

Edit: Git for SVN users