Migrating from TFS 2005 to TFS 2008 RRS feed

  • Question

  • i am moving my server from Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 with VSTS 2005, TFS 2005 and SQL Server 2005 to my new server with Windows Server 2008 with VSTS 2008, TFS 2008 and SQL SERVER 2008....i am wondering how i will migrate TFS dbs and all its things to 2008. i dont know what am i supposed to do so please any help will be appreciated alot. i want to move my data as it is to the new server.

    thanks in advance 

    Tuesday, January 27, 2009 2:36 PM


  • You cannot migrate your data from a TFS2005 server to a TFS2008 server.

    To make this work, you have to :

    1) Install TFS2005 on your new environment

    2) Perform a "restore based move" from your old to your new environment (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms404869(VS.80).aspx)

    3) When the move has finished, you can upgrade your new environment to TFS 2008.

    Ewald - Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    • Marked as answer by Hua Chen Friday, January 30, 2009 9:41 AM
    Wednesday, January 28, 2009 7:37 AM