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Migrating to Team Foundation Server FAQ

Visual Studio 2008

This topic answers some of the most common questions about migrating to Team Foundation Server. Use this topic to become familiar with the various resources available for migrating your existing version control and defect tracking software to Team Foundation Server.

Before you begin migrating to Team Foundation Server, you should read about the migration process, determine how to plan for migration, and learn about tool limitations, among other information.

Learn about Resources

The migration process

Migrating Source Control and Defect or Change Tracking to Team Foundation

How to plan for migrating from Visual SourceSafe

Planning for Source Control Migration

How to plan for migrating from ClearQuest

Planning for Work Item Migration

Differences between Visual SourceSafe and Team Foundation Server version control

Migrating from Visual SourceSafe

Field mapping differences between ClearQuest and Team Foundation Server version control

ClearQuest Converter Limitations

Support for migrating from ClearCase

Blog Post: TFS Migration & Synchronization Tool For ClearCase Released

Limitations of the TFS to TFS Migration tool

When should I use the TFS to TFS Migration Tool?

Several tools are available to assist you in migrating from other source control and defect tracking applications to Team Foundation Server. The following table lists these tools.

Migrate Tools

Visual SourceSafe 2005 or later to Team Foundation Server

VSSConverter found at:

<drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio <version number>\Common7\IDE

ClearQuest to Team Foundation Server

CQConverter found at:

<drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio <version number>\Common7\IDE

ClearCase to Team Foundation Server

Team Foundation Server Migration Tool for Rational® ClearCase®

Other Version Control and Bug Tracking to Team Foundation Server

TFS Migration and Synchronization Toolkit

Between Team Foundation Servers

TFS to TFS Migration Tool

Additional information on tools can be found at the Team Foundation Server Migration and Integration Solutions Web site.

How do I migrate my source code control to Team Foundation Server?

Visual SourceSafe

Use the VSSConverter, included with Team Foundation Server, to migrate your SourceSafe database to Team Foundation Server version control. For detailed information, see Walkthrough: Preparing to Migrate from Visual SourceSafe to Team Foundation and Walkthrough: Migrating from Visual SourceSafe to Team Foundation.

Rational ClearCase

Use the Team Foundation Server Migration Tool for Rational® ClearCase ® found on the Microsoft Download Center. Documentation is included with the tool installation.

Other Products

Use the TFS Migration and Synchronization Toolkit to build tools to migrate from other products to Team Foundation Server version control. Documentation for the toolkit can be found on the home page for the tool on CodePlex.

How do I migrate my bug tracking system to Team Foundation Server?

ClearQuest

Use the CQConverter, included with Team Foundation Server, to migrate ClearQuest data to Team Foundation Server work item tracking. For detailed information, see Walkthrough: Migrating ClearQuest Work Items to Team Foundation.

Other Products

Use the TFS Migration and Synchronization Toolkit to build tools to migrate from other products to Team Foundation Server work item tracking. Documentation for the toolkit can be found on the home page for the tool on CodePlex.

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