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RE: Migration from MS VSS to Subversion

From: Robert Graf-Waczenski <rgw_at_lsoft.com>
Date: 2006-09-14 08:50:51 CEST

> Unless you write something that'll manipulate the dump file for you, any
> migration tool will most likely produce a dump that contains expensive
> copies, same as your original VSS repository. (VSS doesn't know the
> difference, so it can't tell the migration tool.)

Writing something is of course an option, using Java or Perl or whatever.
Would it be possible to modify the paths in the dumpfile, e.g. replace
/comp1/ with /comp1/trunk/? (I did not yet even dare to try to open the
dumpfile with an editor as it is of size 10 GB)

If i then load the dumpfile, would this give me what i want, i.e. repo
folders /comp1/trunk/100-Docs, /comp1/trunk/200-Code with all old VSS
history mirrored?

I already have said goodbye to the old "Vwhatever" branches and will go
for a clean slate start with yet-to-be-created new branches in the future,
but capturing the old VSS history for the compX/trunk folders is crucial.


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Received on Thu Sep 14 08:52:54 2006

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