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Re: Changing name of svn repo

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 14:04:01 -0400

On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 12:45 PM, jhaynes <jdhaynes_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I am running VisualSVN Server on a Windows 2003 Server box. I have a
> repository called src. I need it to be named IES. I have successfully
> gone into Windows Explorer and changed the name of the src folder to
> IES. I then go into VisualSVN Server and click to refresh the view of
> the repositories and the name of the src repo changes to IES. My
> question is - did I do this right? Can I just rename repositories by
> changing the name in Windows Explorer?

Depending upon how you've configured the server, yes. In some cases
you may have to change the server configuration to know about the
changed name.

You'll need to svn switch your WCs to reconnect them with this new URL.

> If I don't do this, I have to export the code in src, then import it
> into my new repo IES. I want to avoid this because it ties my username
> to all the files as having been the last person to modify it. The
> rename trick doesn't do this.

No, you would do an svnadmin dump/load cycle to extract the full
repository contents, then load them into the new one as they
originally appeared.

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