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Re: CVS Unix to Linux Migration

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: CVS Unix to Linux Migration
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 10:18:16 -0500

Rez writes:
> 1- if the migration is more involved than simply tarballing the
> repository from the old server and untarring and mounting it on the new
> server?

Nope, that's all you need to do.

> 2- Because it's a migration by way of untarring, do I still need to
> execute "cvs -d /repo/path init" since the existing repo already
> contains the CVSROOT directory? 

You don't have to, but it won't hurt and it's a good idea.  
Particularly if the new server is running a newer release of CVS than
the old server was.

> 3- Also, I would like to get rid of some old projects in the
> repository before I migrate it, we don't need the history and don't need
> to save them, so could I just log into the old server as Admin and do an
> rm or mv command (carefully of course) w/o trashing or corrupting the
> repository?

Larry Jones

The problem with the future is that it keeps turning into the present.
-- Hobbes

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