Relocate a Working Copy
Sometimes the base URL of the repository is changed after a working copy is checked out from
that URL. For example, if the repository itself is moved to a different server. In such cases,
you do not have to check out a working copy from the new repository location. It is easier to
change the base URL of the root folder of the working copy to the new URL of
Note: Peg revisions have no effect for this operation.
This Relocate action is available in the Tools
menu when selecting the root item of the working copy.
Note: External items that are defined using absolute URLs and that point to the
same repository as the working copy are not affected by the Relocate
action (the URL is not updated). To relocate these items, change the value of the
svn:externals property for each external item, which is set on their parent
directories. For example, if an external item is defined as externalDir
http://host/path/to/repo/to/dir and the repository was moved to another server
(host2) and its protocol changed to https, then the value
of the property needs to be updated to externalDir
Tip: If you edit external items using the method described in the previous note, on
the next update the system will try to fetch the external items again. To avoid this, you can
invoke the Relocate action on each of these external items.