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Maintaining Repositories

Once you’ve set up a series of repositories and grouped those repositories into Nexus groups, users will be able to see a list of repositories in the Nexus UI by clicking on the Repositories link in the lefthand navigation menu in the Maintenance section. This will bring up a list of repositories. This list will show you the status of the remote repository. To test this, edit one of your repositories to have a garbage remote storage location URL; you will then notice that the status of this repository will change on the Manage Repositories screen. Clicking on a repository will bring up a tree view that provides users with a way to navigate through the contents of a repository.

Right-clicking on a repository will bring up a series of actions that can be applied to a repository. The available actions for each repository are as follows (some are shown in Figure 16-21):

Repository options (right-click on a repository)

Figure 16-21. Repository options (right-click on a repository)

Clear Cache

Clears the cache for the repository. This causes Nexus to check the remote repository for new updates or snapshots. It also resets the Not Found Cache.

Re-Index

Causes Maven to re-index a repository. Nexus will recreate the index it uses to search for a request artifact. If the repository has been configured to download the remote index, this option will cause Nexus to download the remote index from the remote repository. Note ...

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