[cvsnt] Change of server address

Mike Wake mike.wake at thales-tts.com
Tue May 25 10:33:41 BST 2004

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I actually did get an entry in our company's nameserver after I finished 
walking around telling everyone how to run the Macro in WinCVS on all 
their sandboxes in order to avoid repeating myself in the future.


Andreas Richter wrote:

> Harrison, Andrew wrote:
>> The CVS\Root files stores the CVSROOT of the repository. In the case of a
>> server pc crash I can easily reinstall CVS-NT and restore backups onto 
>> a new
>> server, but this will have a different CVSROOT. Is there an easy way 
>> to get
>> existing sandboxes to use a new CVSROOT without doing a new checkout or
>> manually editing all the CVS\Root files.
> Hi,
> if you have a nameserver in your company, create a CNAME a la CVSSERVER. 
> in this case you can simple transfer the repository from one to another 
> server without touch every sandbox.
> but in your case i think you must search/replace over all directorys in 
> the sandbox by hand.
> if no local changes exists in the sandboxes is simpler to delete the 
> entire sandbox-directories and make a new checkout from the new cvs-server.

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