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Re: Which is the best tool /process to migrate VSS (with history) to Subversion

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_apache.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 06:44:10 +0200

On 20.06.2016 15:04, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 8:45 AM, Stefan Hett <stefan_at_egosoft.com> wrote:
>> On 6/20/2016 1:07 PM, Yerra Babji wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I am looking for best tool / process to migrate VSS folders (with history
>>> ) to Subversion.
>>> Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
>> 7 years ago when I migrated VSS to SVN in our company, I used this tool:
>> http://vssmigrate.codeplex.com/
>> Had some issues, but it turned out to do the job quite well (check out the
>> reported issues there - think I reported everything I ran into back then
>> which wasn't reported already).
>> 7 years is quite a while ago. So maybe nowadays there are better solutions
>> available. Just google and see if you find a more mature product out there.
>> vss2svn seems to be suggested quite often and there also seems to be an
>> commercial importer available from Polarion.
> Unless you have a compelling need for history, I'd suggest you do a
> simple export o a working copy from VSS to a simple export in
> Subversiont.

I have to say I'm mildly put off by your repeated suggestions on this
list to throw away history to make things "easier" during migrations.
That "compelling need for history" is very likely to be one of the
reasons for using a version control system in the first place.

-- Brane
Received on 2016-06-22 06:43:02 CEST

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