Migrating code into ClearCase

Often there is some data already in existence when ClearCase is introduced into the design process. Whether the data is lying around in some disk space, or is organized into a lighter version control system, it is important to get the data into ClearCase, intact.

Discuss with the stakeholders what data is really needed—do you need all the versions, do you already have the released versions you must have, and so on. Discuss with the architects whether the data is correctly organized, and plan the VOB structure with them to support your component model. Keep in mind that VOB data can be replicated on a VOB basis, likewise, you can restrict access to data per VOB only.

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