Import data from TFS on-prem into VS Team Services
possibility to export a collection and import it in an on premises installation and the other way
Import a full TFS database on Visual Studio Online. I don't want to have to use a migration tool that takes a week (and bug at the middle of the process) to redo all the commits. I would love to see a feature that would allow me to generate an archive from my on-premise TFS and import it into Visual Studio Online.
Please create a feature to switch from tfs/visual studio online to a local installation of tfs and vice versa.
Please provide a way to import and export full Projects or the hole Account in Visual Studio Online. With this you can give Projects away, remove Projects from you account, restore them and make a Backup of your account.
We have TFS server on some dedicated server, we want to migrate our Source code from old server to tfs.visualstudio.com , it would be helpful to migrate source from old to new with user mapping so the history of checkins remain same.
Would like the ability to migrate TFS On-Premise to TFS Cloud Services. We have been using TFS for years now and want to keep our customizations and history.
Nothing would suit me better than to migrate all of my source to the cloud as I’d be able to work remotely then without needing to VPN into my home office but I cannot see a way to migrate such that I can bring all my history with me
First step, to move sources from a team project on a private TFS server to a team project in TFSPreview/Azure
Second, to migrate the structure of the team project and data depending on the amount to transfer
I’m happy to announce that we’ve started work on enabling data import to VSTS from TFS. This will enable customers to detach and import a collection into a VSTS account. We’re hoping to have a private preview available in 2016 Q2.
This does not include the other way and move your data from VS Team Service to on-prem TFS. If you are interested into that scenario, please vote for this suggestion: http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/330519/suggestions/12407493
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Ed Blankenship commented
@Ali Se: That's a really good question. If there are team projects that you no longer need or want to import into your Visual Studio Team Services account, you can consider either deleting the team projects or splitting those old team projects into a separate collection. You could even call the collection the "Archive Collection." Be careful if you do choose to split your collection, you won't be able to "merge" the collections in the future so it's a one-way process. Here is some more documentation about how to split your team project collection: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd936158(v=vs.120).aspx
Ali Se commented
I really have a lot of old (closed) projects in the same collection with new and current projects.
I don't want these projects to be migrated, Do you have a tip or workaround for this situation?
Thanks in advance.
Any news on the release of this?
Chris C commented
My team is VERY interested in this! How can we get in on the preview once it is released?
Ed Blankenship commented
I'll ask Rogan to come update this User Voice item but we've been making some good progress. I wanted to share a few tips to help everyone be as prepared as possible.
1) My first tip for everyone who want to import their data from VSTS: You'll want to make sure you are on the latest update of Team Foundation Server whenever you're ready to import. I would get that process started now since for many teams that may take some time: https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/releasenotes/tfs2015-update3-vs
2) My second tip is if you have really old team projects, you'll want to make sure that you have used the "Configure Features" tool on every one of your team projects and make sure you are successful: https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/docs/work/customize/configure-features-after-upgrade. This can potentially take some time so go ahead and be prepared.
Alan T commented
Rogan, I am interested. Can you publish an update as to when its scheduled to release, since we are out of the 2nd Q now?
Ali Se commented
If the preview is available, I'm very interested, and like to move my company from on-prem to Team Foundation Services.
Greg Read commented
I am very interested in the preview when it is available.
Julian Cook commented
Have i missed the update on this ?
Mike Branstein commented
Rogan, I have several customers VERY interested in moving from on-premises TFS 2015 to VSTS. Some could be good cases, as they have TPCs originating from TFS 2010 and earlier. One is actively using Build and Release vNext. Is there any chance to get into the private preview?
Can this feature move projects between different VSTS account?
Phillip Larsen commented
Would like to be part of the preview when it is available
Michael Clagett commented
We would also like to try out the preview, if (or when) it is available
Robin Bahm commented
Is the private preview available yet, has anyone had a chance to try this? Is there any update on release date?
Paul Channing commented
I look forward to being able to try this out. We cannot move our existing projects into Team Services until we can take all our work items, changesets, labels etc. keeping the same ids and dates, otherwise we have to keep an on premise TFS server running so we can find this information and if we are going to do that we might as well just keep using TFS.
Anthony Pugliese commented
would like to be part of the private preview
Christopher Mank commented
Would also love to be on a private preview. We do these types of migrations often and this is always a sticking point.
Bill Fencken commented
We would like to be a part of the private preview as well. We're a Silver ALM partner with a client that wants to use this feature on their move to VSTS.
Darrin Robertson commented
We are interested in being part of the private preview as well.
Clayton Reeves commented
If any of you are looking into the possibility of changing your storage engine from TFS to GIT there is an amazing project called git-tfs - https://github.com/git-tfs/git-tfs. It will take the full structure of your current TFS repo and replicate it to the best of its abilities into a GIT repo.