RemapDBs Command

The RemapDBs command redirects Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) to its databases when they are stored on more than one server and you are restoring, moving, or otherwise changing the configuration of your deployment. For example, you must redirect TFS to any databases for team project collections if they are hosted on a separate server or servers from the configuration database. You must also redirect TFS to the server or servers that are running SQL Server Analysis Services or SQL Server Reporting Services if those databases are hosted on a separate server or instance from the configuration database.

Required Permissions

To use the RemapDBs command, you must be a member of the Team Foundation Administrators security group and a member of the sysadmin security group for any SQL Server databases that Team Foundation Server uses. For more information, see Team Foundation Server permissions.

Note Note

Even if you log on with administrative credentials, you must open an elevated Command Prompt window to perform this function.

TFSConfig RemapDBs /DatabaseName:ServerName;DatabaseName /SQLInstances:ServerName1,ServerName2 [/AnalysisInstance:ServerName] [/AnalysisDatabaseName:DatabaseName] [/preview] [/continue] [/usesqlalwayson]

Argument

Description

ServerName

Specifies the name of the server that you want to map as a server that hosts one or more databases for TFS. If an instance other than the default instance hosts a database, you must also specify the name of the instance in the following format:

ServerName \ InstanceName

DatabaseName

Specifies the name of the database that you are mapping to TFS.

Option

Description

/DatabaseName

Specifies the name of the server that hosts the database that you want to map for TFS, in addition to the name of the database itself.

/SQLInstances: ServerName1,ServerName2

Specifies the name of the server that is running SQL Server, in addition to the name of the instance if you want to use an instance other than the default instance.

If you are specifying more than one server, you must use a comma to separate multiple pairs of server and instance names.

/AnalysisInstance: ServerName

Optional. Specifies the name of the server and instance that hosts SQL Server Analysis Services. Use this option to specify the server and instance that hosts the Analysis Services database.

/AnalysisDatabaseName: DatabaseName

Optional. Specifies the name of the Analysis Services database that you want to use with TFS if you have more than one such database on the server that you specified with the /AnalysisInstance option.

/preview

Optional. Displays the actions that you must take to update the configuration.

/continue

Optional. Specifies that the RemapDB command should continue even if an error occurs during the attempt to locate one or more databases. If you use the /continue option, any collections whose databases are not found on the server or servers that you specify will be reconfigured to use the server and instance that hosts the configuration database.

/usesqlalwayson

Optional. Specifies that the databases are part of an AlwaysOn Availability Group in SQL Server. If configured, this option sets MultiSubnetFailover in the connection string.

For more information, see AlwaysOn Availability Groups (SQL Server).

You use the RemapDBs command to reconfigure TFS to use different servers and instances of SQL Server from the servers and instances in the original installation.

The following example shows how to redirect TFS to its configuration database TFS_Configuration. This database is hosted on ContosoMain on the named instance TeamDatabases. Its project collection databases are stored on both ContosoMain\TeamDatabases and the default instance on Contoso2.

Note Note

The examples are for illustration only and are fictitious. No real association is intended or inferred.

TFSConfig RemapDBs /DatabaseName:ContosoMain\TeamDatabases;TFS_Configuration /SQLInstances:ContosoMain\TeamDatabases,Contoso2
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