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I have an old Windows server that is hosting a CVS repository. Before I wipe the server, I want to get a checkout of the whole repository (as a backup). The problem is that I cannot figure out what the CVS connection string is.

Is there any way of either:

  • working out the connection string using just the server installation?
  • turning the repository files on the server into a working copy?
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Are you trying to get a checkout (i.e., only the most recent version on the default branch, and you don't care about historical versions, changelogs, other branches, etc.) or to retrieve the whole repository? And what do you mean by “connection string”? Is your problem that you can't log into the server? –  Gilles Jul 23 '10 at 22:08
@Gilles: Yes, I am just trying to get the latest set of files out of the repository. By connection string, I mean the CVSROOT - I don't know the path of the repository within the server. –  adrianbanks Jul 23 '10 at 23:05
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