Moving Your Team Foundation Server Deployment

Moving Your Team Foundation Server Deployment

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Hi all,

Today we have some draft documentation on how you can move your Team Foundation Server deployment.  We have one conceptual and three procedural documents on this: Team Foundation Server Move Types, How to: Move from a Single-Server to a Dual-Server Deployment, How to: Move Your Team Foundation Server from One Hardware Configuration to Another, and How to Move Your Team Foundation Server from One Environment to Another.  This content is not yet part of the live MSDN content, but all of the other topics referenced within these draft topics are available on MSDN. This is the latest, most up-to-date content for Visual Studio Team Foundation - be sure to check it out!

As always, comments are welcome.


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  • Yeah, yeah... but I want to move portions of my TFS to new machines! How the heck can I do it?
  • Would be very nice if you have a document of "how to install TFS in a server that has SharePoint already installed!"
  • There is now draft documentation available that describes how to move a TFS server.Moving Your Team Foundation...
  • Quite a few people sent me e-mail recently asking for documentation that supports a number...
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  • In regards to G.T.'s comment: Would be very nice if you have a document of "how to install TFS in a server that has SharePoint already installed!"

    The writing team is addressing this request.
  • Given that any of these changes are complex and not all environments are the same, I think it would be great if there was a wizard of some kind that would assist in making changes like this.
  • What do you do if you cannot remember the reporting services key password and you are halfway through the move? (move to different hardware {actually reinstall on same hardware}).  I have continued with all other aspects of the move but have still got the reporting app pool stopped until I know the best way to proceed.  I know there is documentation about reentering the encrypted information (mainly connection strings and user accounts).  Should I do that and then continue with the reporting move, or will changing the encrypted info stuff it up even more?
  • Scotty, that's a tough one.  There is reporting services documentation on recreating a key, but I don't know what the effect will be of recreating a key in the middle of a move.  Is it possible for you to back out of the move, back up the key with a new password, and then start your move again?

  • What about a procedure to move a Team Project from one TFS to another??
  • Hi Scotty,

    Unfortunately, moving a project from one TFS to another is not supported for this version.

  • Hi,
       I have TFS RC installed currently. Is it possible to have a new server with TFS RTM installed and then move the backed up data from my original RC server put on the new RTM server? If this is possible, then it looks like the best way to upgrade to RTM from RC for me without disrupting development.

    Please let me know.
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