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Deploying Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server Beta 2 – Done

Well, nothing like hitting the ground running, my first job at SSW was to join the TFS Migration Team, it was a fun experience, let me tell you how it went.

Update #1 20th January 2010: Have a look at our Rules to better TFS2010 Migration 

Adam put a few guys together:

  • Adam Cogan (Australia) – The team lead who checks everything and makes us follow the rules to better TFS.
  • Eric Phan (Australia) – Created an excellent “Rules to a successful migration from TFS 2008 to TFS 2010 guide”
  • Justin King (Australia) – Justin seems to play the part of devil’s advocate. I looked him up in the company directory and he is a previous employee…I guess you never really leave SSW.
  • Me (Scotland) – The implementer
  • Allan Zhou (Beijing) – My co-conspirator for the implementation

We started at 2:30am (GMT+1) on Saturday morning and we did it in 5 major steps:

  1. Backed up TFS 2008 databases (Some 14GB of data)
  2. Restored databases to new 64 bit server
  3. Installed TFS 2010 Beta 2 64 bit
  4. Run the Upgrade of 2008 data to 2010 Beta 2
  5. Tested the deployment

We completed the migration at 9:15am (GMT+1) on Saturday morning so all in the migration took just less than 7 hours.

Figure: Web Access – Working

Figure: Visual Studio – Working

Well done to the SSW team.

Well done also to the guys involved in the TFS team, the same migration from TFS 2005 to TFS 2008 was a much more painful experience taking days of work, but the guys from SSW made this process easy and straight forward…Preparation does that for a project…

A possible claim to fame: In addition we might have been the first company (SSW is a company of 52 employees and contractors) to migrate. So far I have not seen any blog posts about other companies migrating everything over to Beta 2. I am a TFS MVP and no-one on that list has posted about a migration yet (I can just imagine Justin King having another fit when he finds that out).

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