Manage the project repository

This section describes the project repository and how to view and modify the repository root path.

Project repository overview

The project repository stores all files to be used by all the projects in the system. For example, scripts, run results, .xml files, templates, and attachments.

When you install LoadRunner Enterprise, the installation program creates an empty project repository on the LoadRunner Enterprise server file system, according to the repository root path you entered in the Configuration wizard.

By default, the project repository is located under the root directory. The folder is named by the project's unique ID (GUID), and supports only local path drives (C:\) and UNC paths (such as \\system\Remote Repo). For details, see Understanding the project structure.

Migrating the repository

After installing LoadRunner Enterprise, you can migrate the repository from existing projects to LoadRunner Enterprise.

The repository files are gradually migrated to the new system. In this stage, the files are moved from their old location to their new location. Depending on various factors, such as the size of the repository and the network speed, the file migration may take considerable time.

You can track the file migration status for each project, and troubleshoot any problems that may occur. For details, see View migration issues.

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Understanding the project structure

The root folder contains a sub-folder for each project; the name of the folder is the unique ID of the project (GUID).

When a new project is created or migrated, each of the following sub-folders and files is created in the project folder:

  • resources. Contains the analysis template files.

  • results. Contains results for each performance test run.

  • tests. Contains a folder denoted by the test ID, and a sub-folder with attachments (if any) for the test.

  • scripts. Contains a folder for each script, and a sub-folder with attachments (if any) for the script.

  • dbid.json. An initialization file that stores project information required for restoring a connection to a project. This file is only generated after you remove the project; it is not part of the project structure. For details, see Restore access to a project.

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View or modify the project repository root path

Note: The ability to change the project repository root path is not supported in LoadRunner Enterprise 2020 SP3.

This task describes how to view or modify the repository root path.

  1. Prerequisites

    If you plan to change the repository path, make sure you have copied the project data to the new repository location.

  2. In LoadRunner Enterprise Administration, select Configuration > Site Configuration, and click File Repository. The repository root path and description (if any) are displayed.

  3. To change the repository root path, enter the path to the new repository path.

    Caution: Changing the root path affects all projects in the system. If the repository structure is not completely replicated to the new path, some of the projects might not function correctly.

  4. Click Save to save the changes.

    To restore the default root path, click Restore.

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Notes and limitations

  • We do not recommend that you modify the project file system as this could adversely affect the functioning of your projects.

  • Windows password protected sharing settings might influence the usage of the repository. When password protected sharing is turned on for the repository machine, there is no log record of failure to access the repository.

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