Migration of partial history from VSS to TeamFoundation

I have an VSS repository i have been using for past 5 years but i do not care for history beyond 2 years. Moving to Teaamfoundation i would like to discard that history. How do i do that? Either you can use archieve feature in VSS to remove that history from VSS. You can find…


Incremantal migration with VSSConverter

Why incremental migration? Case 1: Migration takes a lot of time so I will migraqte a copy of my VSS repository and continue working on the original. after migration of copy I will migrate the delta between original and copy. Case 2: Migration was stopped in the middle due to power outage/ i had to…


Settings File for VSSConverter

There is some problem with VSSConverter documentation at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181247. It has some bogus <i> </i> inserted in all XML snippets. For details on how to migrate see Akash’s blog.   If you are just stuck on settings file you can use following settings file.<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″ ?>  <SourceControlConverter> <ConverterSpecificSetting>            <Source name=”VSS”>                  <VSSDatabase name=”e:\myrepository”></VSSDatabase>                   < UserMap name=”e:\Migrate\Usermap.xml” />…

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How does VSS Converter works?

VSS provides IVSS automation interface to program. This interface is used to retrieve the information from VSS repository. Converter reads the history from VSS repository and adds into an intermediate database (SQL). This history is processed to take care of ambiguities arising due to rename/share and to remove residual information about destroyed items. After the…

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