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Re: safe method of moving a complete repository

From: Rob Helmer
Subject: Re: safe method of moving a complete repository
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2001 01:31:38 -0800
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On Tue, Nov 06, 2001 at 10:14:42AM +0100, Markus Warg wrote:
> Hi,
> is it safe to move a complete repository to a new location by
> * let the users commit and remove their working copies
> * mv the root directory of cvs to its new location including all
>   subdirectories
> * let the users change their CVSROOT environment variable to the
>   new path
> * let the users checkout?

Hi Markus,

This is the proper procedure in my opinion. Others may have
different information, but this has always worked for me.

I usually have a subdomain for the CVS server, and provide
the CVSROOT as a symlink ( /cvs ). That way, you can change the
server or the mountpoint, but the CVSROOT is always cvs.domain:/cvs

Not a requirement of course, just something I find useful. This
setup allows you to avoid making sure all users have removed their
sandboxes from machines you may not have control over, unless you
are moving to a different domain ( which usually signifies a larger
server move than just administration ).

Rob Helmer

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