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Thanks again Bo, your proposal solution is great, but if it needs a lot of work for you (and if I'm the only user that need it), don't worry and don't spend more time for me. I'm going to follow your suggestion. Bye Paolo In the simple form where you don't create "virtual modules" via the CVSROOT/modules file CVS stores the data on the server in a replicated file/folder structure starting at the project top node. In this structure there are "RCS" files, specially formatted repository files, one for each physical file in the module. THese are named < original filename> ,v and they contain *every single* revision of that file with all the metadata needed to reconstruct its full history. So it is quite enough to have the RCS file for a project file in order to see "everything". Back to your concerns: Yes, if you are involving other people as well (was not apparent in your original post), then I agree that my suggestion is not so safe. In this case I would manage it differently, I would not allow the developers direct access, instead I think I would do as follows: 1) On demand *I* would supply the repository files for a traveller. 2) I would keep the module in place as is in the repository 3) I would use the cvs cacl command to set the module as readonly for all but admins (this is to stop anyone else from committing anything there) 4) When the traveller is back I would get his changed repository files from him and I would put them back in the original place after updating the acl on the module 5) I would probably have to check that what he brings back home is OK too.... This is a lot of extra work for me if this happens a lot. I guess that alternately one could script something between two CVS servers so that on return the travelling cvs server could output data to enter into the stationary server revision by revision. That needs development work on the other hand.... /Bo -----Original Message----- From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org]On Behalf Of Giampaolo Fadel Sent: den 31 januari 2005 13:53 To: Bo Berglund; cvsnt Subject: Re: RE: [cvsnt] Import/Export of repository Thanks Bo, for your quick and precise answer. I need the solution 1 of your answer. Only a comment. I don't like this solution because: 1. It needs a direct access to the repository (not all my collegues can do this). 2. I've a little knowledge of CVS and so I don't know if the CVS stores in its files something related to the server (o something else). But if this is the only solution I'll pass over this two considerations. Thanks again. Paolo It all depends on what you want to accomplish... 1. If you want full access to the old revisions of the files when you are at the customer's site: - Install a CVSNT server on your laptop (don't use local access) - Set up a repository on this server called Travel or similar - Copy the module files from the network server repository to the laptop server - On the laptop, check out a working copy from the laptop's CVSNT server - On the network server, rename the project module to something like < Oldmodulename> -Travel This makes sure that the module is not going to be accessed or modified accidentally while you are away. Now you can work with your project on the road and use CVS to version your files as much as you like. When you get back home all you need to do is to copy back the repository files from your laptop to the real server. You will now have the complete history of the files in the real server including all revisions you created on the road. 2. If you don't want to mess with the network server files: - Do the first 4 steps above, but do not rename or modify the network server files - Work as above with the files using the laptop CVS server as a tool - When you get back home again you simply copy the working files on your laptop to your sandbox on your desktp computer (don't copy the CVS subfolders). - Then you make a regular commit from your desktop. Now you will have a new revision of all files you modified while travelling stored on your main server, but there will be no revision history from your work when you were off line. 3. If you are not interested at all in the existing file history when you go out: In this case there is no need to copy any repository files, just create the cvsnt server on your laptop, then: - Export your project module from the network server while the laptop is on your LAN (to a folder on your laptop of course) - Import the exported files to your local CVS server, you will get revision 1.1 or 22.214.171.124 on all files depending on how you set the import flags. - Check out a sandbox from the laptop server - Work with these files on the road using CVS as you normally do - When coming back home, just copy the sandbox files as in suggestion 2 above and commit them to your main server. /Bo -----Original Message----- From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org]On Behalf Of Giampaolo Fadel Sent: den 31 januari 2005 08:58 To: cvsnt Subject: [cvsnt] Import/Export of repository This is the situation: I've a project developed in my office with a desktop computer. The project is under CVS control (the CVS server, CVSNT, is in another computer in the intranet). When I finish the program I have to copy it (with the source code) in my notebook and I have to go to my customer to test it. When I'm to the customer I can't access to my CVS server (or any other server) but I'd like to continue to have the benefits of CVS (retrieve old version, create new branch etc.). Is it possible to 'export' the repository/module of my project in my notebook, then using the CVS in the notebook (with 'Locally mounted folder') and then 'import' it in the main repository? During my job in transfer I warranty that nobody touch the main repository. I found two solutions (never tried): Solution 1: Brutally copy the repository/module from intranet server to a folder in the notebook. At the end brutally copy from notebook to main server. Solution 2: Brutally copy the repository/module to notebook. At the end retrieve each version/tag/branch from notebook, copy to desktop pc and commit them. I don't like the two solutions. Do you have any suggestions/solutions/ideas/comments. Thanks in advance. Paolo _______________________________________________ cvsnt mailing list cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook http://www.cvsnt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cvsnt https://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/en.asp#downcvs _______________________________________________ cvsnt mailing list cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook http://www.cvsnt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cvsnt https://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/en.asp#downcvs