I had a network computer that acted as my SVN server. I would then check in and out to that server from my local machine.
That server box has since been removed and is no longer available.
I do still have a copy of the SVN repo folders files that were used.
Now, I would like to install SVN server on my local machine just to get my files up to date and so that I am able to check out and export without the SVN folders, which is not possible without an SVN server to connect to.
Once I have set up SVN server locally, how do I import the old repositories? I have seen ways to do this with a dump in SVN server, but as I indicated, my problem is that there is no server except the new one I am installing locally.
Am I screwed or can this still be done? I really do not want to lose past history.
You don't need to install a svn server. If you have a dump file just create a local repository and import it.
If you don't have a dumpfile, only the plain svn directory of your svn repository, just use this a your new repository path. Try if you can checkout from it.
If this work, you can use svn switch to point your old checked out code to your new repository path.
If you only have a checked out copy of your svn repository you've lost your complete history. Because svn doesn't store the history of your changes localy.