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

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2016_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 21:02:46 -0500

On Jun 21, 2016, at 11:44 PM, Branko Čibej wrote:
> On 20.06.2016 15:04, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
>> 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.

Me too. When a person asks how to migrate with history, I don't like seeing a response that says don't migrate the history.

I am currently in the process of testing a migration of a Subversion repository with 14 years of history (which has previously been migrated from CVS) to a different VCS. Yes, I am preserving all the history. Yes, I am removing cruft during the conversion as well. Yes, a proper conversion can take some effort. Yes, it's worth it.

But I don't have any experience with or advice for converting to VSS.
Received on 2016-06-23 04:03:01 CEST

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