[cvsnt] Re: migrated physical servers --> lost versions?

Joelle Tegwen tegwe002 at umn.edu
Mon Dec 12 16:44:16 GMT 2005

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I found it. It was an eclipse problem. Well, rather, it was a problem in 
that I didn't know how to make eclipse check for versions properly. It's 
quite different than WinCVS.

I had done what you said, so I figured it had to be on the eclipse side.

Joelle Tegwen

Bo Berglund wrote:

>I assume you have the old repository still available?
>If so then look at two RCS files from both and compare them. They
>should only differ if there hase been committed edits in the new
>server after you moved.
>The RCS files contain in themselves the *full* history of the file
>they represent, so unless you did something really screwy when moving
>to the new server that information should still be around.
>The proper way to move a repository to a new server is the following
>(my view at least):
>1. Stop the CVSNT services on the old server
>2. Copy the full repository tree from the old to the new server
>3. In the CVSNT control panel of the new server add the existing
>repositories you just copied and name them exactly like they were
>named in the old server.
>4. In your DNS change the record that points to the old server to now
>point to the new server. (Change the IP address of the old record).
>5. Start the CVSNT services on the new server.
>By doing this your users need not even modify their existing checked
>out sandboxes as they would have to if the server name has changed.
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