[cvsnt] Migrating a repository from CVSNT 2.0.8 to 2.5.03

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at telia.com
Sun Mar 9 20:53:02 GMT 2008

On Tue, 19 Feb 2008 17:00:10 -0600, "Joe Bockskopf"
<Joe.Bockskopf at infor.com> wrote:

>I would like to migrate my existing cvsnt repository from a server
>running 2.0.8 to a new server running 2.5.03.  My plan is to copy the
>entire repository folder tree to the new server, then use the CVSNT
>control panel to add a new repository and point it to the folder tree.
>Will this work?  Are there compatibility issues between these versions?
>What other gotchas are lurking out there for me?

If I were you I would not copy over the CVSROOT folder, but do it
exactly like you describe it otherwise.
Then CVSNT will recreate the CVSROOT folder with its control files
(there are lots of new files now, and these will not be created if you
use your old CVSROOT).
Then you need to check out CVSROOT and edit all the script files that
were in use on the old server and enter the info in them using the
slightly changed syntax (for example \ is no longer allowed in paths,
must always be /).


(Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)

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