Migrating CVS and Subversion repositories to Team Foundation Server


A number of users have asked about converting existing CVS and Subversion repositories to Team Foundation Server.  While we have no plans to produce such, we had hoped third parties would.  Today someone from Component Software posted an announcement of such a converter.

Here's the description from their web page.

CS-Converter is a powerful and reliable conversion tool, used to migrate from various legacy version control systems (such as RCS, CVS, Subversion and Visual SourceSafe) to Microsoft Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) system.

Disclaimer: I don't have any relationship with the company, haven't tried the software, am not endorsing it, etc., etc.

[UPDATE 10/20/2009] With the Component Software product being discontinued, I wanted to mention that there is another company now with a tool to convert CVS and subversion to TFS called Timely Migration.

Comments (4)

  1. I found your post and was very hopefull. However, the product is now discontinued…

  2. Buck Hodges says:

    Felix, I’ve updated the post to mention Timely Migration.  Thanks for posting the comment.

    Buck

  3. SG says:

    A client here wants to keep using CVS but use teh ALM tools offered by MS.

    Is there a way to integrate CVS and Team Web Access maybe?

    All I could find on internet was info about how to migarte from CVS to TFS….

  4. Buck Hodges says:

    SG, there is not a way to integrate CVS with web access.  If you can't convince them to switch to TFS from CVS, using the svnbridge (http://svnbridge.codeplex.com/) could be a good stepping stone.  While it's not CVS, it could be an acceptable substitute.

    Buck

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