Re: Version control systems (Re: Renewed my site)
Date: 2007-01-12 13:48:36

On 2007-01-11, at 21:46, Ullrich von Bassewitz wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 10:20:00PM +0200, Marko Mäkelä wrote:
>> I switched from CVS (after almost 10 years of using it) to  
>> Subversion in
>> late 2005, so I didn't have to deal with the potential horrors of the
>> original BDB-backed Subversion.
> Do you have experience with converting CVS repositories to SVN? I have
> introduced SVN in our company a year ago, but I'm still using CVS  
> at home.
> I've been thinking about moving to SVN at home, because of the many
> advantages, but I fear loosing my version history.

We did it slightly different way. We didn't move the whole CVS  
revision history but backed the CVS completely up, frozen it and  
started afresh with SVN while keeping the frozen CVS up for about a  
year. After this year it's been backed up again and diffed with the  
old backup (to be on the safe side) and shut down as it became  
practically irrelevant anymore. In case of a remotely possible need  
for digging out some older revisions, which were stored still in CVS,  
there is always a possibility of restoring it. Until now it hasn't  
happened and I believe it won't happen possibly at all ;-)

Of course it depends on how quickly the changes are being introduced  
so YMMV. In case of a slower rate of introducing the changes it might  
be worth to consider some migration tools.

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