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

From: Henning Heil <lists_at_h-quadrat.com>
Date: 2007-04-13 10:03:04 CEST

Hi Uli,

++++ Ulrich Eckhardt wrote on 13.04.2007 09:04 ++++
> 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 missunderstood the share project wizard in Eclipse (subclipse plugin),
in step 2 it offers to 'create a new repository location'. Now this
practically only seems to create folders in the exisiting repository, I
will use the command line create syntax to create my repositories in the
>> 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.
I finally found out what's up when I discovered svnlook tree. Now I can
create the 'real' new repositories as described in my other mail.

Thanks for your help,


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Received on Fri Apr 13 10:03:24 2007

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