Use the VSS Converter to Migrate to Team Foundation Server Source Control

- J.D. Meier, Jason Taylor, Alex Mackman, Prashant Bansode

Team Foundation Server ships with a VSS converter tool that allows you to migrate files, folders, version history, labels, and user information from a Visual SourceSafe database to Team Foundation Server Version Control.

The converter does have some limitations that are important to understand, for example:
  • Historical information about file sharing is not preserved. Team Foundation Server does not support sharing. The migration of a shared file results in copying the file to the destination folder.
  • Historical information about branching is not preserved.
  • Team Foundation Server does not support pinning. Pinned files are migrated by creating two labels.
  • Timestamps associated with actions are not preserved during migration.

Additional Resources

  • For more information about migrating files, see “How To – Migrate Source Code to Team Foundation Server from Visual Source Safe” in this guide.

Last edited Jul 26, 2007 at 11:07 AM by prashantbansode, version 3

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