I have been working on migrating a VSS repository to SVN and this post includes an updated version of the Perl migration script (migrate.pl) found at "Migrating from Visual Source Safe to Subversion (VSS to SVN)" by Magnus Hyllander which in turn is based on "Visual SourceSafe to Subversion Migration" by Brett Wooldridge (this site doesn't seem to be available anymore).
I have made the following changes:
3.00 - Changes by Neil Sleightholm:
- Improved generation of atoms to make resume more reliable.
- Handle pinned files.
- Print migration start/end date and time.
- Improve status ('sugar') feedback.
- Simplify extract status code.
- Supply username and password for admin functions.
- Code reformatting.
- Added support for cutoff date to allow only newer files to be migrated.
- Always dump user names during migration.
- Add support for usernames containing spaces.
- Exclude additional vss warning message.
- Change to UK date format. Add commented out code to allow for european and US date formats. TODO: Make this a command line option.
- Add version number.
3.01 - Don't import vss files e.g. files ending .vssscc, .vspscc etc.
3.02 - Allow vss project $/ e.g. all of vss.
3.03 - Don't import vss files - .vsscc
3.04 - Improve handling of cuttoff date if it is not set.
3.05 - Changed so that svn url is the root and the vss path is append to it e.g. $/MyPath is imported in to url svn://Import as svn://Import/MyPath
- Remove redundant commented out code.
- Add support for multiple vss projects on the command line.
This new version can be download from here: http://www.x2systems.com/files/migrate.pl.txt (rename to migrate.pl).
This version was modified to support a US install of VSS (thanks Rory Kingan): http://www.x2systems.com/files/migrate_us.pl.txt (rename to migrate.pl).
Command line examples:
Assuming these environment variables have been set
set SS_HOME=C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual SourceSafe
set VSSPROJ="$/X2 Systems"
This is a full migration:
perl migrate.pl --repos=%SVNREPOS% %VSSPROJ% --cutoff-date=%CUTOFF%
This will migrate the latest changes:
perl migrate.pl --migrate-latest --repos=%SVNREPOS% %VSSPROJ% --cutoff-date=%CUTOFF%
This will resume a migration:
perl migrate.pl --resume --repos=%SVNREPOS% %VSSPROJ% --cutoff-date=%CUTOFF%
This will generate a file containing all the VSS users:
perl migrate.pl --dumpusers --repos=%SVNREPOS% %VSSPROJ% --cutoff-date=%CUTOFF%
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