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Migration from TFS to RTC

stefano ravegnani (2555) | asked Jan 21 '13, 5:26 a.m.
How is it possible to migrate from Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 to Rational Team Concert ?

Morten Madsen commented Jan 21 '13, 7:00 a.m.

What data are we talking about? Is it only source code, or is it also work items and such?

And if source code, are you talking about import of all branches and commit history as well?

stefano ravegnani commented Jan 21 '13, 7:09 a.m.

Type of project: Web application, building web gui.dll, deploying sql scripts, etl packages, biztalk msi packages, wcf services

3 tier architecture: Web layer, application layer, database layer (Microsoft SQL Server 2008)

Our source control tool is Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010

The company is deciding to buy RTC and so perhaps we will have to do this migration moving to Eclipse and RTC and leaving VS behind

The migration will involve all: source code (all branches) and w.i. and such

Anthony Kesterton commented Jan 27 '13, 10:50 a.m.

You do not need to abandon Visual Studio - RTC works with Visual Studio (the IDE) - it is just the content from TFS you need to migrate.

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Geoffrey Clemm (30.1k33035) | answered Jan 27 '13, 9:52 a.m.
I am not aware of a tfs2rtc importer.
One approach is to use the tfs2svn tool ( to convert to an svn repository, and then use the RTC svn importer.   See the blog for some experiences using tfs2svn.  For the work items, you'll need to dump that info to a CSV or XML file so it can be imported into RTC with the RTC work item importer.  Getting the imported work items linked to the imported change sets will probably involve some coding against the RTC API.
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stefano ravegnani commented Jan 28 '13, 5:47 a.m.

Thank you very much Geoffrey, very useful answer


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