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ST 4U 174: Cloning an ENVY Repository

December 28, 2011 10:56:53.735

Today's Smalltalk 4 You covers cloning a full ENVY repository. If you have trouble viewing it here in the browser, you can also navigate directly to YouTube. To watch now, click on the image below:

Cloning an ENVY Repository.

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Today we'll look at how you clone an existing VA Smalltalk ENvy repository - i.e., make a full copy of it. To start, go to the System menu in the launcher and select Change User - you'll need to become Library Supervisor to do this:

Change User

Change User

Now, pull down the System menu again, and select Clone Library:


You'll be prompted for a server address. If you have an ENVY server setup, use that - we'll be using File I/O, so we'll leave it blank:

Repository Address

Next we'll get prompted for the file and directory to use. Do not select the current repository!

Repository Name

This may take awhile, depending on how large your repository is. Select 16GB as the size when prompted, and let it run. When it completes, you'll see a message in the Transcript. To show that it's a full clone, let's reconnect to the new repository:

Change Library

The system will chug for a bit, and then show you that everything is fine:

Changed Repository

At this point, you can browse your published apps and config maps to prove things to yourself. You now have a clean repository that you could hand off to another VA Smalltalk user.

Need more help? There's a screencast for other topics like this which you may want to watch. Questions? Try the "Chat with James" Google gadget over in the sidebar.

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