Validating server migration

08-Feb-2020 12:14

The branch relationships on individual items can also be verified by right click on and item, selecting "Advanced - Properties" and then selecting the "Branches" tab.

Note that TFS Branch Visualization which is typically indicated by the special folder icon in the TFS UI is different than branch relationships.

Branch Visualization adds more restrictions on what operations can be performed between branches which can cause problems with certain change combinations that might be migrated over.

In contrast to comparing file revision counts, this gives you an idea about whether or not you have the content of all revisions of the file.

Certain sections of code such as comments and include statements at the top of files rarely change.

The changeset number will go into column A of your spreadsheet and you can resort on column A and the row numbers will become roughly equal to the revision numbers in the origin source database.

Note that some operations such as adding a deleted file in CVS may translate to adding a file and then deleting the file with Team Foundation Server, so it may be valid for the revision counts to not match.

Branch Visualization adds more restrictions on what operations can be performed between branches which can cause problems with certain change combinations that might be migrated over.

In contrast to comparing file revision counts, this gives you an idea about whether or not you have the content of all revisions of the file.

Certain sections of code such as comments and include statements at the top of files rarely change.

The changeset number will go into column A of your spreadsheet and you can resort on column A and the row numbers will become roughly equal to the revision numbers in the origin source database.

Note that some operations such as adding a deleted file in CVS may translate to adding a file and then deleting the file with Team Foundation Server, so it may be valid for the revision counts to not match.

To use the utility, navigate to the Tools - Trial File Retriever menu item.