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Do you know what to do after migrating from TFVC to Git?

Last updated by Christian Morford-Waite on 26 Feb 2021 05:05 am (7 months ago) See History

After you use the right tool to migrate from TFVC to Git, there's a few more things you need to do to clean things up for a new user joining the project. By default, if there is a TFVC repository, that will become the default in the UI.

Unfortunately, you can't kill the TFVC repository and make Git the default one, so there's a few steps you need to follow.

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Figure: Bad Example - Can't delete the now deprecated TFVC repository

Delete files from TFVC

Go into the repository, delete any existing files. Add a new document saying "". This will stop people from getting the wrong code.

2017 04 05 10 24 52 **Figure: Clean up TFVC so developers can't accidentally get the wrong source code

** Note : All the source code is still there, it's just flagged as being deleted.

Lock down TFVC

In the TFVC repository, click Security

2017 04 05 10 43 51 Figure: Configure the security of the TFVC repository ** Then deny check-ins to **Contributors , P roject Administrators and Project Collection Administrators . This should stop anyone from committing new code to the repository.

Update the Dashboard

Next step is to update the dashboard to let new developers know.

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Figure: Good example - Let new users know that the source control is now on Git

Suggestions for the VSTS team

  1. Give us the ability to hide a repository
  2. Give us the ability to set a repository as the default for all users
  3. Give us the ability to delete a TFVC repository

Having any of these suggestions will avoid the confusion on this screen

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Figure: Bad Exmaple - This is confusing for a new dev

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