Copy content into a repository when no content exists for the repository and you want to use the content from a different repository. Copying repository content provides a quick way to copy the metadata that you want to use as a basis for a new repository. You can copy repository content to preserve the original repository before upgrading. You can also copy repository content when you need to move a repository from development into production.
To copy repository content, you must create the PowerCenter Repository Service for the target repository. When you create the PowerCenter Repository Service, set the creation mode to create the PowerCenter Repository Service without content. Also, you must select a code page that is compatible with the original repository. Alternatively, you can delete the content from a PowerCenter Repository Service that already has content associated with it.
You must copy content into an empty repository. If repository in the target database already has content, the copy operation fails. You must back up the repository the target database and delete its content before copying the repository content.