Monday, January 6, 2020

Azure DevOps–Migrate from TFVC to Git

There is a nice feature in Azure DevOps I wasn’t aware it existed.

You can directly migrate from TFS Version Control to Git through Azure DevOps. The import experience is great for small projects. For bigger projects it is recommended to first remove all binaries and executables from the source repo.

Here are the steps to use this feature:

  • Browse to your Azure DevOps (Server) environment
  • Select the project where you want to create the Git repository
  • Go to Repos –> Files

  • From the repo dropdown at the top, select the Import repository option.

  • On the Import repository dialog, select TFVC as the Source type.
  • Now you can specify the name of the repository / branch / folder that you want to import.
  • You can also decide if you want to migrate some of the history. You can migrate up to 180 days of history starting from the most recent changeset.

More information:

Thanks Jef for the tip!