[cvsnt] Strange behaviour of cvs status on a VMWare server...

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at telia.com
Mon Oct 30 20:46:36 GMT 2006

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On Tue, 31 Oct 2006 07:15:22 +1100, "Brian Post" <bpost at 80-20.com>

>You mentioned that you created this image from a Ghost image, have y0ou 
>done this before? Also have you tried just creating a fresh VMWare image & 
>installing CVSNT server on it?
>I ran CVSNT server on a Windows XP SP1 then upgraded to SP2 fine for about a 
>year without problems. I even tried both VMWare & Virtual PC. 

Well, it's not like I was involved in the server transfer....
It was all done by the IT department when they were "cleaning up" in
our server room. They have moved to VMWare Infrastructure 3 in order
to stop being hardware dependent, I believe.
My old W2000 server that ran CVSNT was from Jan 2001 and the hardware
could not be maintained anymore.
They have used the Ghost trick for all 9 so far migrated servers
apparently without issues.

The alternative is to install a new Win2003 server and then I will
have to install all of the applications that I had on that server
(CVSNT, ViewCvs, CVSMailer, Roundup Issue Tracker etc)
The real beast here is to migrate Roundup without losing our database
(there are Python bindings to consider for example).
Of course it could be done, but it would be a lot of work (for me),
whereas giving me back my old hardware CVSNT server will be less of a
problem (just moving back the repositories and Roundup database).

But as things are now I am still stuck with this crippled VMWare

And concerning Ghost, I have myself moved our software test images
from a hardware PC where we ghosted up various clean machines for
test. I moved them to VPC2004 VM:s instead and it worked really good.
The hardware issues were taken care of by plug-n-play whilst starting
up for the first time.


(Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)

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