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Refetch and Import a Repository

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Refetch and importing performs a scrape to see if any changes have been made to repository or repositories added to RightScale and then imports the cookbooks into a primary namespace. If you have recently made changes to cookbooks in a git or subversion repository that you added to RightScale, you can perform a refetch and import to get the repository information into RightScale so you can use your own recipes with ServerTemplates.


Note: This is similar to Refect a Repository, but with this option, you are automatically importing the cookbooks into a primary namespace.


  1. Go to Design > Repositories.
  2. Select the repository or repositories you would like to refetch and import.
  3. Select the Actions drop-down and click Refetch and Import.




  1. This will scrape your repositories for updated information and then import that information into the Cookbooks section. It may take a minute or two to complete. You can click on a repository, go to Info tab, and see the Last fetch output section to see if errors occurred during the fetch.
  2. You can refresh the page or select the refresh icon next to Add Repository to update the page.
  3. Once feteched, you can go to the Cookbooks section to see the cookbooks imported into RightScale. The cookbook will automatically be imported into a primary namespace. For more information about namespaces, see Primary and Alternate Namespace
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