[cvsnt] Re: Lost server files but still got client files, reimport?

sd dd at fds.com
Mon Mar 20 18:57:47 GMT 2006

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Backup?? such a modern novelty ;) It was really a disgruntled 
subcontract from the land in the east that decided to drop all the 
storage areas as part of a commercial negotiation.

Thanks anyway for the clarifications. Just have to bite the bullit it seams


Bo Berglund wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Mar 2006 18:40:04 +0100, sd <dd at fds.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> We just got a server crash and we lost the server files but we still got 
>> the files on a client machine.
> Backup???
>> Is it possible to reimport these files into a new repository and still 
>> keeping the latest tag in the source code itself?
>> and is it possible to keep the datetime stamp?
> If you have the client sandbox files but nothing on the server then
> you are hosed! The best you can do is start over by importing the
> existing files in your sandboxes after reinstalling the server etc.
> But it will be as a completely new project of course.
> Notice that you must do this in order to re-import:
> - Copy the sandbox files over to a safe place (backup)
> - Then delete all CVS subdirs in all folders in the sandbox tree
> - Now make sure you have everything set up to connect to the server
> - Then do a CVS import of the sandbox files
> Notice that you have a few useful flags you can set for the import
> command:
> -C  Create CVS directories while importing.
> -d  Use the file's modification time as the time of import.
> -m  "Log message"
> -n  Don't create vendor tag.
> If you want to tag the sources thus imported you can do so *after* the
> import and set the tag to whatever you had before.
> /Bo
> (Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)

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