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Re: Best VSS to SVN product to use?

From: Eric Hanchrow <offby1_at_blarg.net>
Date: 2005-09-08 00:32:10 CEST

>>>>> "William" == York, William <William_York@maxtor.com> writes:

    William> All, I have browsed the archives and have found the 3
    William> different VSS2SVN scripts available at
    William> tigris.org. The one thing I wasn’t able to
    William> find was a recommendation on which product
    William> will best convert our repository with the
    William> history intact . It looks like vss2svn is in
    William> a alpha state with development stopped in mid
    William> August, vss2svnmigrate doesn’t keep history
    William> and vss2svn2 has the following line “Please
    William> see vss2svn for a much more mature but less
    William> complete migration tool.” This really doesn’t
    William> provide any clear guidance on if vss2svn or
    William> vss2svn2 will give me what I need. I was
    William> wondering what the users experience is with
    William> these tools. The sooner we can move this
    William> code from VSS into SVN the better. ;-)

    William> Thanks,

    William> Bill.

I only saw one reference on the subversion page: to
http://vss2svn.tigris.org/. I used that successfully to convert about
3,000 revisions. There were two problems:

* Despite a warning in the documentation, I forgot to "unghost" some
  folders, and that caused it to fail. Once I did that, it worked.

* A few of the log messages are full of garbage, but the garbage is (I
  think) appended to the legitimate content, so it's merely an annoyance.

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