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"TC" <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi All

> So the CVS repository box died, restored backup to a new box but it
> is about 2 days old, but THEY changed the repository name/server/ &
> logins..  I want to sync up again,

> I was going to checkout a new sandbox from the restored box, then
> just copy the CVS dirs back into my old sand box over each cvs
> dir... the project structure is the same
> Any one see an issue with this
> .

Yes! Don't do this! If anybody has committed changes to any files, you
will be putting incorrect information about the "base" version of your
work files.

Rather than doing what you suggest, just write a short script to
change the contents of all CVS/Root files in your current sandbox to
point to the new server (and new login name, if your name has
changed), then continue doing updates, etc, as if nothing ever

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