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I have an SVN repository on a remote server. My local working copy accesses it through the svn:// protocol. I want to move the repository to my local PC. I've copied the repository over, but when I try to switch (relocate) my working copy to use the local repository (accessing it just through the file system - no server running), svn complains that it's not a valid relocation.

I.e. the Windows command 'svn switch --relocate svn://diskstation/svnrepository c:\Users\Bob\Documents\svnrepository' gives the error 'svn: E200004: 'svn://diskstation/svnrepository' to 'C:/Users/Bob/Documents/svnrepository' is not a valid relocation'

How can I get my working copy to start using the local repository?

Thank you, Bob

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  • BTW, switch --relocate deprecated a lot of versions ago. You must to use svn relocate in up-to-date SVN-client. And running svnserve local will be better solution technicaly Jan 12 '19 at 12:42
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To specify a file path, use file:/// e.g. file:///C:/Users/Bob/Documents/svnrepository

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  • This seems more like a comment than an answer. Perhaps explaining how this answers the specific question posed by OP will make it more clear how this answers the question. Jan 12 '19 at 19:13
  • Instead of using 'C:/Users/Bob/Documents/svnrepository' in the switch command, use 'file:///C:/Users/Bob/Documents/svnrepository'.
    – Bob
    Jan 12 '19 at 23:15
  • Bob, please read the help section to learn how Superuser works. This information should be added to your answer rather than be placed in a comment. It should not be necessary to read the comments to learn the answr Jan 13 '19 at 0:24

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