SCM Migration 101
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Managing and controlling versions of source code and assets is essential to accelerate delivery through DevOps for an enterprise. There are various distributed version control platforms, so migrating them is challenging without a proper plan. Some of the common aspects missed during migrations are the source control management (SCM) integrations, i.e., integration with build tools, deploy tools, artifactory, and other software development life cycle (SDLC) tools.
SCM migration is not just about switching from one version control system to another. It’s an opportunity to correct old inconsistencies or challenges and implement modern and collaborative workflows to make the developer’s work easier. We have covered key aspects of SCM migration in this blog to help you plan your SCM migration seamlessly.
The migration preparation reviews the existing branching strategy and assesses the tool ecosystem and SCM tool integrations. Before migrating, it is essential to analyze the following steps and plan if any changes are required:
Businesses need to identify projects and categories they want to migrate. Moreover, even before a repository is identified to migrate, organizations must be sure of the following:
It is essential to be clear on these specifications, as migration has roles and permissions – that need to be migrated too – such as role-based access control (RBAC), lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP), and active directory (AD). Finally, businesses must establish users and user groups and SCM integrations for migration.
Create Process reuse plan
Establish Community Plan
Establish Project Workspace
Team Sign Off
Drive Community Management
GIT Platform maintenance
For any migration activity, it’s crucial to follow and adopt the best practices. Below is the list of SCM migration best practices that will help to plan your SCM migration with less pain:
Planning is the key to a successful migration. The above section covers all the key aspects to be considered, including migration preparations, checklists, and the best practices for SCM migration which can help businesses plan a risk-free SCM migration.
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