configuration management Questions

What is the best practice of taking SVN backups, i.e. either through dumps using a script or copying the whole database using Windows System tools or any other good practice?

By ahmadh7 - November 24, 20101 Answer

Can anyone let us know any good reliable company that provides efficient and good quality quick services in providing SVN support. Also if we can get information about their SLA requirements and paid support features, it will be appreciated.

Please share your experiences and the results (if possible) for identification of SVN support providers.

Thank you!

I've been trying to get some reporting working on package history and experience some 'challenges' to obtain the right set of data.

What I need is the (average) time it takes (or took) for a package to get from state X to state Y in a given environment.
I can get a per environment list of all Created, Promote and Demote actions from table harPkgHistory (plus the date/time of execution). But when a package has been promoted/demoted into a state more than once, the query returns too many rows.

Any help would be very welcome ...

We have a need to check out or download a list of files changed since a given date. We need to be able to apply only those files to production - in part to preserve date and time stamps and to avoid refreshing 10,000 files to production every time a bug fix is released.

By y.shaikhly - November 18, 20107 Answers

I have been making a research about how to introduce software configuration management to a new company's development process.

The research is about the risks and challenges that will face the company when introducing the SCM process to their traditional process.

I'm having a lot of trouble finding resources regarding the subject... please help.

We are plannning to migrate our source code from UCM Clearcase to Teamforge subversion.

We need to check,analysis some tool cc2svn,poloriod tool etc.

Is any one already done the migration, can you share your experience and ways to migrate


By Mani P - November 17, 20102 Answers

We are using Clearcase UCM environment for more than 3 years.

Recently I'm hearing more about GIT and its performance. We have five multisite for same project and some work from home uses CCRC. Which will be the best Clearcase UCM or GIT?


I am about to migrate a software library from Visual SourceSafe to Dimensions 2009R1, are there any problems I should be aware of?

I assume the best idea is to put the migrated VSS into its own product. I ask this because I also have a migration of Serena ChangeMan into the same database and I may be requested to put both migrations into the same product.


I'd be interested in feedback from others on this subject, and particularly comparing and contrasting the use of distributed tools such as git and mercurial (and others) vs their more centralised brethren, be they open source (subversion) or commercial.

The requirements for developing something like Linux are certainly different to those for many commercial organisations IMO.


my company was recently aquried by another company. we moved all of our servers over as is. everything is working fine. now they want to add us to a new windows domain as well us upgrade us from cc 7.1.1 to 7.1.2.

is it as simple as throwing out the current views and running fix_prot on the vobs?

or is there more to it then that?

thanks for your time


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