I have a remote SVN server that I'm required to upload our existing local repo to. There are a lot of revisions and doing it manually would be very time consuming. However, I've been faced with several roadblocks, all of which our system admins have told me "don't matter".
EDIT: To be clear, there is an existing, empty remote repository.
I would like to use 'svnadmin load' with a dump file but the repository is URL-only - no path. I have no access to the actual repository, which svnadmin requires, and the admins will not grant me access.
I had thought to use svnsync, but the admins will not enable the pre-revprop-change hook required for svnsync to work.
The server has a custom admin interface which does not have a load command, and the admins have not provided an alternative to load dumps.
What are my options here? I need a way to load a svn dump, or equivalent, without using svnadmin, without using svnsync, and with only URLs to access the repo.