Migrating

Even Microsoft are embracing Git right now

Put simply the steps to migrate source code off TFVC onto Git whilst retaining all history are as follows:

1. Create a new local directory on your machine to clone the existing TFVC source code into

2. Download the git-tfs tfs/git bridging tool https://github.com/git-tfs/git-tfs/releases

3. git-tfs clone http://tfs:8080/tfs/isd “$//main” ..\ –branches=all (this brings history down locally in git – mine took 2 hours)

4. git remote add origin http://tfs:8080/tfs/ISD/_git/

5. git push -u origin –all (if you get authentication errors go to Start > Credential Manager and remove tfs entries.


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