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Re: Importing old repository remotely to new server?

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Importing old repository remotely to new server?
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2004 13:45:30 -0500 (EST)

James Day writes:
> Is there an easy way to have a client machine connect to the old server,
> query all of the information about versions, files, branches, etc. and then
> somehow automatically transmit that information to the new CVS server? 
> Since we can see most of this information doing simple command line queries,
> so it should, in theory, be possible.

Indeed, and I've suggested it in the past as a good project for someone
to get familiar with the client/server protocol.  Alas, no one has taken
me up on it.  Your best bet is to ask the administrator of the current
repository whether they support any remote access tools like CVSup or
rsync.  If not, ask if they'll tar up your portion of the repository for

-Larry Jones

The game's called on account of sudden death. -- Calvin

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