The SCM Migration Suite is an effective and intuitive migration tool for CA Software Change Manager (formerly known as Harvest). The SCM Migration Suite allows organizations to migrate their CM infrastructure from one version of CA SCM to another as well as other supported CM tools (such as PVCS Version Manager, PVCS Tracker, MS VSS), providing a reliable, easy to use means of planning and implementing a successful migration strategy. The SCM Migration Suite also provides CA SCM Broker administration activities such as Broker Merge and Broker Split by migrating one project at a time.
The SCM Migration Suite was initially developed to help organizations manage the demands of migrating their CCC/Harvest 4.x infrastructure to Harvest 5.x. With the latest version of the Migration Suite, pureSCM has expanded the export capabilities of the tool kit to include Harvest R7 on Oracle, Harvest R7 on SQL, PVCS Version Manager, PVCS Tracker and Microsoft VSS, and its import capabilities to include CA SCM R12 on both Oracle and SQL.
Features and Benefits
In addition to local project migrations, Migration Suite can be used to transfer information between multiple servers. This provides organizations with a much-needed method of outsourcing Harvest CM development to geographically remote worksites.
Geographically Distributed Development with SCM Migration Suite
As the global economy expands, many organizations are turning to geographically distributed (or multi site) development to meet new demands and enhance their productivity and efficiency.
When software development teams located in various locations try to work together, the difficulties of maintaining proper change and configuration management can be magnified. The need to manage change in a distributed environment has forced businesses to evaluate the process of change and configuration management across multiple locations.
Organizations who use CA Software Change Manager can suffer from an inability to effectively manage multi site development. SCM Migration Suite provides a solution. With Migration Suite, users can achieve a consistent, standardized, and repeatable method of multi site CCM development.
Migration Suite’s native ability to migrate projects across servers provides a means to transfer SCM CM information quickly and effectively between remote locations. Changes made in the outside development are exported back and merged, on a scheduled basis, into the original project. In this way, SCM CM-managed development can take place in more than one location at once.