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Re: delete/wipe out repositories (from the database)?

From: Henning Heil <lists_at_h-quadrat.com>
Date: 2007-04-12 18:04:41 CEST

Hi KM,

yeah, that's really easy and I did that before myself (deleting the
directories, no prob). But: when I imported the projects from eclipse
lately there was no directory created, I spent a while to find something
named even similar to an expected directory name but could not find

I asked my provider (I run the svnserve on a managed box) and the answer
was that all repositories are stored in a database - that's why I asked
how I can completely delete the DB without destorying the installation.
Leads me to another question: maybe eclipse/subclipse only created
folders and not real repositories?

Seems the situation is a bit weird or - more likely - I am missing some

Any more ideas?



++++ KM wrote on 12.04.2007 16:18 ++++
> Henning
> I don't want to steer you wrong - but when i was testing it was very
> easy to get rid of old test repositories - if you really never need
> them again. You can just remove the entire repository directory. I
> am using unix - so for example I have
> /svnrepos
> mytestrepo
> README.txt conf dav db format hooks locks
> myotherone
> README.txt conf dav db format hooks locks
> So - if i want to keep 'myotherone' and not 'mytestrepo', I can just
> remove them -
> rm -rf /svnrepos/myotherone
> Then it no longer exists - and you may use svnadmin create to create
> it again - Of course you could just move it out of the way and
> recreate it - until you are sure.
> Others may have different suggestions.
> KM
> */Henning Heil <lists@h-quadrat.com>/* wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I was just able to get my svnserve running and did some testing,
> imported projects from Eclipse to svnserve and created some
> repositories.
> Now I did enough testing and want to get rid of the test data, means
> wipe out all repositories. Additional condition is: I want to create
> repositories with the same names later for future production use.
> As far as I understood the docs and faq it is not possible to
> delete the
> repositories with svnadmin and recreate them with the same name.
> Can anyone tell how to achieve what I want? Delete the database
> itself?
> Which files exactly do I have to delete without damaging my
> installation
> (did not do it myself and so can not reproduce it)? Any other easy
> way
> to get back to the initial state (don't wanna lose server config
> and so
> on, just the repositories)?
> Thanks for pointing me towards a solution,
> Henning
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