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Re: migration of CVS repositery from one machine to another

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: migration of CVS repositery from one machine to another
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 10:33:39 -0500

ravish agarwal wrote:
> Hi all,
> We need to migrate CVS repositery from one HP-UX machine to another
> HP-UX machine. We are using cvs-1.11.1p1. For that I need to install
> that version on second machine. Now my queries are:
> 1. Where can I find the cvs-1.11.1p1 installable(binary) on HP-UX.

Note that there have been many security (and other types of) fixes since
cvs-1.11.1p1 it would be best to update.  If you really don't want to
compile CVS yourself, there appear to be hp binaries available on the

> 2. what are the steps involved in migration of whole data from one
> machine to another. I dont want any change in the tags and history.
> thanx in advance

moving a repo is covered in the manual[1].
0) get everyone to do a final checkin and then release their sandboxes
(mainly prevent confusion later).
1) Back up the repository [2].
2) take the backup to the other machine.
3) restore from backup.
4) configure the machine to serve cvs.
5) update everyone's CVSROOT values.

> regards
> Ravish
Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane) 
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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