We are planning to move from DevOps Server (on-prem) to DevOps Services (cloud). How do we migrate our data and is there a variance on license count or cost from one to the other?
Migration from DevOps Server to DevOps Services has two aspects - data migration and license migration.
We do not support any migrations from DevOps Server to DevOps Services; there is no automated script or process available to export, convert and import 7pace Timetracker-related data from DevOps Server into a migrated 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).
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