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 DevOps Server (formerly 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 DevOps Server (on-prem) to DevOps Services (cloud)
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 import the data, you could use the import feature available on the "Times Explorer" page.
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