We are planning to move from TFS to VSTS. How do we migrate our data and is there a variance on license count or cost from one to the other?
Migration from Team Foundation Server (TFS or DevOps Server) to VSTS or Azure DevOps Services has two aspects - data migration and license migration.
We do not support any migrations from TFS to VSTS; there is no automated script or process available to export, convert and import 7pace Timetracker-related data from TFS/DevOps Server into a migrated VSTS/DevOps Services account.
There are two ways to keep your Timetracker data when you move to DevOps:
1. Serviced Migration (recommended)
We recommend that you provide the data to 7pace so that we can perform the migration for you (please be aware that this is a paid service). This method is applicable only when you use/used TFS ->DevOps migration using Microsoft's official guide (see https://aka.ms/TFSImportData).
Please refer to this article for additional information: New Paid Service for Migrating Timetracker Data from TFS to VSTS
2. Import/Export Method (less preferable)
For smaller amounts of data (between 10,000 - 20,000 rows), you have the option of exporting time-related data from your original account and then importing that data into the new account.
To export data, you could use the export feature available from the "Budgets" page: (https://support.7pace.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000552903--Budgets-Page-Exporting-Tracked-Time-Details), or use the Reporting API (https://support.7pace.com/hc/en-us/sections/115001334706-Timetracker-API).
To import the data, you could use the import feature available on the "Times Explorer" page: (https://support.7pace.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000569206--Times-Explorer-Importing-Time-Records).
Migrating a license is not possible, as license application and types work differently (see https://support.7pace.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005445466-Can-you-explain-the-difference-between-buying-licenses-on-the-VS-Marketplace-vs-7pace-com-).
Timetracker for TFS licenses are sold on the 7pace store and are valid for unlimited TFS server installations, but cannot be applied to VSTS accounts (for Pro, Business and Premium plans). If you are planning to migrate from TFS to VSTS on an Enterprise plan or if you want to find out if there are any solutions for your specific case, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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