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cmarchive - export projects from and import archives into a SnapshotCM
cmarchive [-E] [-C #] [-V] [-d archiveDir] /ProjectPath
cmarchive [-I] [-C #] [-V] archiveDir
cmarchive exports a SnapshotCM
project into an archive which can be imported back into the same or different
SnapshotCM database. cmarchive operates directly upon the database files
so the server(s) must not be running.
A cmarchive archive consists of a
directory with a archive.xml file containing all project information except
the file revision contents, and a revisions subdirectory containing the
The primary intent of cmarchive is to move a project to
another SnapshotCM server. Archived projects can also be reimported into
the same server.
At present, the archive format is not stable,
so use of cmarchive for long-term archiving of old projects is not recommended.
cmarchive is only available by request.
We recommend backing up your database
before importing into it, and running dbck after the import to validate
the database before use. We also recommend that you validate the import
into the new database before removing the project from your existing database.
The only permission needed to run cmarchive is operating system access
to the database and archive files themselves.
status is 0 if the operation succeeded, 1 if there was an error performing
the operation, and 2 if there was a bad option.
Export /PROJ into
the C:\ARCHIVE directory:
- Export a project
from the database. The parameter is the full path name of the project to
export. The database to export from must be in the current directory.
an archive into the database. The parameter is the name of the directory
containing the archive.xml file. The database to import into must be in the
- Set the size of the database memory cache.
A larger cache generally results in better performance. Normally, the default
need not be changed as memory for the cache is allocated only as needed.
- Specify the directory in which to create the archive (the
default is ProjectArchive). Each exported project is stored in a project-named
subdirectory of the location specified.
An example may clarify this: If
exporting the project /PROJ to ProjectArchive, the archive will be created
- Print the internal version and exit.
cmarchive -E -d C:\ARCHIVE /PROJ
Import the archive
from C:\ARCHIVE\PROJ into the database in the current directory:
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