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Cannot connect to a repository and it's renamed copy at the same time.

Daniel Ruebush (9715087) | asked Jul 15 '15, 10:59 p.m.
 Hi All,
I have Rational Team Concert 4.0.6

We cannot connect to multiple repositories.

I can not connect to 2 repositories at the same time.

One repository is copied and server renamed to a different name.

We are not able to proceed with our CLM 5.x upgrade because we can not replicate data to the test environment for testing.

The only time we have a problem connecting to multiple repositories is if we are trying to connect an original repository with one that was   
copied from it and renamed.                                                         

Reproduction steps:                                                     
1. Make a repository connection to a Original repository.    
2. Attempt to make a connection to the copy that was created through the server rename process.  

Is this expected?       

Taki Nakajo commented Jul 16 '15, 1:38 a.m.

Hi Daniel,

To clarify your situation, are you attempt to test upgrading? and do you want to use the production's server repository?

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Christopher Robinson (571817) | answered Jul 31 '15, 9:37 p.m.
edited Jul 31 '15, 9:38 p.m.
This is working as designed. The request to connect to renamed repository in the current Eclipse session is marked as "Fixed" with the current message displayed in RFE

If you feel this should be supported, please update the above mentioned RFE Item for direct communication with development moving forward.

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Taki Nakajo (1.1k2746) | answered Jul 16 '15, 2:18 a.m.
If I am correct, when you attempt to test upgrading on a different host, you can perform like the following precedure.


  1. Backup RTC 4.0.6 system on the production host. (e.g. Public URI = )
  2. Install RTC 4.0.6 on a test host.
  3. Restore it onto the test host
  4. Add an entry in /etc/hosts ( e.g. <IP address> ) on the test host.
  5. Make sure if RTC 4.0.6 system working
  6. Upgrade the RTC to RTC 5.0.x


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Ralph Schoon (62.9k33645) | answered Jul 16 '15, 2:31 a.m.
All information about changing the Public URI/Server rename strongly hint that you must keep the systems in separate networks and that you must avoid to interconnect them.

You can create a copy - e.g. for testing - in an isolated network by using backup/restore.
If you want to rename and/or upgrade you have to keep the system off line for users while doing so, so that they can't add any data.

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