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RE: CVS Unix to Linux Migration

From: Rez
Subject: RE: CVS Unix to Linux Migration
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 14:39:34 -0800

> Subject: Re: CVS Unix to Linux Migration
> To: address@hidden
> Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 10:18:16 -0500
> CC: address@hidden
> From: address@hidden
> 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.
Good think I asked. It's a newer version, so I will run it just in case. Thanks.

> > 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?
> Yep.
Yves, mentioned that I may corrupt my cvs log or rather render it useless by doing file system commands (mv, rm) if they're projects within the repository. I don't see a log anywhere. Where's the log and could I modify it manually?
Thanks for all your help.
> --
> Larry Jones
> The problem with the future is that it keeps turning into the present.
> -- Hobbes

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