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Hi Gerhard, Thank you very much for your response. The CNSNT version on the source Windows machine is "CVSNT 2.5.01 (Travis) Build 1927". The CVS version on the Linux machine is "<CVS> 1.11.1p1 <client/server>". As far as the 2 repositories on the Windows machine are concerned, I copied these to the target Windows machine ok. The other concern with Linux to Windows copy is the LF to CR/LF conversion of line-ends in ASCII files, and the files on Linux that are actually "links" to files. The thought that I would need some kind of import instead of using a copy mechanism stems from these issues. I will appreciate any further guidance in this regard. Chaz "Gerhard Fiedler" <lists at connectionbrazil.com> wrote in message news:1pkaxnd7tyodh$.dlg at connectionbrazil.com... > Chaz wrote: > >> 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 >> machine. >> >> 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. > > Then there was something wrong with the ftp transfer. Maybe a permissions > issue? In any case, you need to copy those files (all of them) to the > Windows machine. > >> My gut feel tells me that I would first need to create the 3 new >> repositories on the target machine, > > That's correct. But you also can copy first and then set up the copied > trees as repos. AFAIK the only difference is that in the first case, you > get all the default CVSROOT files (which you then replace at least > partially with yours from the other installations). > >> and then use some tool to import the 3 existing repository's contents >> into the 3 new repositories. > > That "tool" is file copy, be it directly network copy or ftp or anything > else. > > Discard what I wrote about merging the CVSROOTs over in the TCVS list :) > Since you want to keep the three repos separate, there's no need. But you > still may have to review and update the trigger scripts (if any). And set > up all user permissions. > > One thing that could provide you with more pointers is if you would list > here the CVS(NT) versions involved (that is, all four of them). > > Gerhard