# Re: Relocate fails with "Relocate can only change the repository part of an URL"

From: marc <marc.at.compass_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 13:15:05 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Ryan,

Thanks for the post and sorry for not answering on the list. The
repository was indeed moved as you guessed and after issuing the
command you provided SVN has no trouble finding my copied repository.

Thanks again!

Marc

On Oct 14, 10:58 am, Ryan Schmidt <subversion-20..._at_ryandesign.com>
wrote:
> Hi Marc. First, let's keep the discussion on the mailing list by using
> the Reply All function when you reply.
>
> On Oct 14, 2009, at 02:43, Marc Bakker wrote:
>
>
>
> >> Can't help you with your TortoiseSVN usability complains; please
> >> direct them
> >> to the TortoiseSVN mailing list. We do not support that product here.
>
> >>> SVN came up with the error above. What do I have to do in
> >>> order to commit to the repository in te new location?
>
> >> All you should have to do is "svn switch --relocate", as you're
> >> trying to
> >> do. The error message suggests to me you are trying to change more
> >> of the
> >> URL than just the part that points to the repository. If you need
> >> help
> >> debugging that, please show us the old and new URLs and the old and
> >> new
> >> repository locations on disk.
>
> > Thanks for the answer.
>
> > Let me try again: My old repository is in
>
> > file:///K:/Data/Subversion Repositories/CMS
>
> > I copy it to
>
> > E:\Backups\Xtrn20GDsk\DATA\Subversion Repositories
>
> > Next I go to the location of my working copy and do
>
> > svn --relocate file E:\Backups\Xtrn20GDsk\DATA\Subversion Repositories
>
> > Then I do
>
> > svn --commit
>
> > I get:
>
> > svn: Commit failed (details follow):
> > svn: Directory 'D:\www\wwwroot\CMS\ColdBox Platform Utilities\.svn'
> > containing w
> > orking copy admin area is missing
>
> > Looks like the relocate is not working?
>
> It looks like there is a lot of confusion here. :)
>
> * There is no such thing as "svn --relocate". The command is called
> "svn switch --relocate".
>
> * There is no such thing as "svn --commit". The command is called "svn
> commit".
>
> * You do not need to commit after using "svn switch --relocate"; it
> simply modifies your working copy so that instead of thinking the
> repository is over there, it now thinks the repository is over here.
>
> Let's start over, and let me see if I can interpret what you said
> above. You have a directory "Subversion Repositories". It contains at
> least one repository ("CMS") but might contain more. It used to be in
> K:\Data and now you moved it to E:\Backups\Xtrn20GDsk\DATA. Is that
> correct so far?
>
> You have a working copy at D:\www\wwwroot\CMS. I presume the URL that
> working copy was checked out from is file:///K:/Data/Subversion
> Repositories/CMS. You would like to relocate this working copy so it
> can find your newly moved repository.
>
> To do this, go into the directory D:\www\wwwroot\CMS and run this
> command:
>
> svn switch --relocate file:///K:/Data file:///E:/Backups/Xtrn20GDsk/DATA
>
> That's it. The working copy should have been relocated. Repeat for any
> other working copies you may have.
>
> This assumes your working copies have not already been mis-relocated
> to some other place by your prior attempts...
>
> Note: I could have given longer URLs to the relocate command, but you
> can get by with just specifying the beginning part of the URL, the
> part that differs.
>
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