SVN export/relocate in bash

I deleted my repository on the advice of a friend because we wanted to start a new one.
Unfortunately, I am not an experienced user of svn or bash and I am not sure how to take the files on my remote server and export them successfully. They were committed to the svn and I tried “svn export” but it gives me a message “X is not a working file”. How do I pull the remote files or relocate the files to my new repository? If I try to relocate it gives me a uuid and WC error.
Thanks very much.