As more software development teams move to IBM® Rational Team Concert™ web-based collaboration software for managing the full software development lifecycle, concerns about migrating historical data can be a consideration. Many projects haves been running for years that use various other software configuration management (SCM) systems. Therefore, there is a huge amount of historical data in those SCM systems. How to migrate that data to Rational Team Concert are is a top challenge for those project teams.
This tutorial is based on our experience in migrating historical data from Configuration Management Version Control (CMVC) to the Rational Team Concert online system. It describes how to export the history data from CMVC and import it into Rational Team Concert without losing the links between various code artifacts. The migration steps outlined, using the CMVC client APIs and the Rational Team Concert APIs, are also helpful for the migration from any other SCM systems to Rational Team Concert projects.