Hardware migration for TFS is horrendous

Jul 2, 2008 at 5:48 AM
We've been trying to move our TFS server to a new box for the past month (1 guy, full time!). Bottom line is, absolutely no method out there actually works. Everything we try ends up with blue screens or mysterious and undocumented failures. At this point, my belief is that:

a) TFS cannot be recovered if the machine it's on dies and

b) TFS cannot be moved to new hardware while retaining the change history.

Therefore, it's INSANELY risky to work with!

Jul 14, 2008 at 3:09 PM
This tool was not designed for backup/restore.  For instructions on backup and restore please see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms253070(vs.80).aspx  and http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms252458(VS.80).aspx