[cvsnt] Please help with moving of repositories

Chaz chaz.virtual at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 09:29:50 BST 2007

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My post of 28th refers. This is a further request for someone to please 
provide me with some guidance regarding moving / re-locating of CVS and 
CVSNT repositories.

I have 2 repositories on a Windows machine, using CVSNT, and one on a Linux 
machine, using CVS.

I wish to transfer these repositories in their entirity, including history, 
to a new Windows-based machine on which I have installed CVSNT.

Thus far I have been told that as far as CVSNT is concerned, a Windows copy 
of the repositories on the Windows source machine can be placed on the new 

As far as the repository on Linux is concerned I was advised to use FTP to 
transfer the repository to the Windows machine. I tried this, but after 
completion noticed a large difference between the number of files and 
folders on the source and target.

My gut feel tells me that I would first need to create the 3 new 
repositories on the target machine, and then use some tool to import the 3 
existing repository's contents into the 3 new repositories.

Could someone please provide me with further guidance as I have done much 
Internet searching and reading yet have not been able to clarify what is 
required to get this done properly.

Many thanks,


Chaz.Virtual at gmail.com 

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