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Old 01-21-2004, 12:51 PM   #1
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Question Migrating CVS to another Server?

Okay so I did my due dilligence and searched on the LQs site for all other info on CVS, which actually answered my first question of how to setup a CVS server.

If you need to know how to set up a CVS server, see: thread id=134231 (great post!!!)

Now the particular question that I have is what needs to be done in order to migrate a cvs repository from one server to a new server?

Is it as simple as tar'ing the directory and ftp'ing it over?

What about permissions? Should I simply edit the passwd file to reflect the same UIDs from the old system?

Last edited by g!nux-one; 01-21-2004 at 02:23 PM.
Old 01-21-2004, 04:59 PM   #2
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Right, you can simply tar and copy the repository and then tell cvs where to find it.

Concerning permissions: if you don't have the same user ids on both systems and the new system is already in production use, you should not change user ids in /etc/passwd.

Use something like

chown <username> `find -uid <old_user_id>`

after untaring the repository on the new machine.

If you have many users, you might use a small shell script to extract uid and username from old /etc/passwd and exec the line above for all users.


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