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Re: New Server, old Repository

From: Laine Stump
Subject: Re: New Server, old Repository
Date: 01 Nov 2000 15:54:16 -0500
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"Ashley M. Kirchner" <address@hidden> writes:

>     My old CVS server was brought down to its knees during an OS upgrade
> and I found myself having to install CVS from scratch on a different
> machine.  So, I now have cvs-1.11 installed on the new server, and I'm
> stuck.
>     From the OLD server, I tarred up the /CVS repository (which contains
> CVSROOT, and source directories for the projects), and I also checked
> out every project and tarred them up.
>     If I import those sources right now, as far as the CVS server is
> concerned, it considers them new.  I won't have any of the (older)
> revisions, right?  So, what's the best way to rebuild the CVS
> repositories, maintaining everything that was on the old server?
> Someone I don't think it'll be as simple as just copying the old /CVS
> (tar) back into the new /CVS directory.  Or is it?

Yes, it is. Just untar your tarred up repository directory, then setup
any inetd entry you may have had for pserver mode, .rhosts files for
access via rsh, or mounts for "local" access using NFS (a bad idea,
btw), and everything should be set.

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