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

From: Ulrich Eckhardt <eckhardt_at_satorlaser.com>
Date: 2007-04-13 09:04:12 CEST

On Thursday 12 April 2007 18:04, Henning Heil wrote:
> 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
> anything.

Wait: what are you expecting? 'import' doesn't create a repository, at least
not as far as SVN is concerned. If Eclipse make something different of it you
would have to ask some Eclipse people or rather those that make the Eclipse
plugin, which is a separate project from subversion.

> 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?

If you are using svnserve, the repositories also reside on the machine it is
running on. Deleting them remains a simple recursive delete of the path you
gave to 'svnadmin create'. I assume that you didn't create any repository, so
you need to ask your admin - there is no way to obliterate information from a
Subversion repository via svnadmin, and that's good so.

Now, what could also be the case is that you are mistaking the difference
between a working copy and a repository. Read about the difference in the
Subversion book.

Uli

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