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Project Area Migration from Server A to Server B

Fabian Briseño (9410) | asked Jul 24 '15, 2:50 p.m.
Hello everyone.

Would like to know if a project area Migration form Server A (RTC) to Server B (RTC) is possible?

Is there something like an Export / Import tool?

OS: Linux
We mainly have RTC´s version 4.x and 5.x


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sam detweiler (12.5k6195201) | answered Jul 25 '15, 8:01 a.m.
edited Jul 25 '15, 12:52 p.m.
As Kevin mentions there is no capability to do this today.

At one of my contracting jobs last year we created a couple utilities to help with the process.
1 to copy all the non-workitem stuff.  timelines, categories, iterations, users, roles, source, plans.
then we used export/import to copy workitems.  all the numbers change
another utility did all the workitem fixup. changed all the comments which had links & mentions,
copied approvals, attachments.

you cannot copy source across different RTC versions, so you have to use a man in the middle approach, setup a temp system the same as your copy from, copy the source to the temp, then upgrade the temp, and copy from temp to destination. keeping all the pointers to other source objects/users/projects is a challenge here.
see for copying source across servers

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Kevin Ramer (4.5k8184200) | answered Jul 24 '15, 3:46 p.m.
This has been requested since '09 and in the backlog ever since. Try the search export AND project
There are ways to export/import work items and deliver source between repositories.  The former has lots of limitations, the latter is in regular use in our shop.

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