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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 thanks /a 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)