When a view server becomes too small, old or in any other way needs to be replaced it is often the case that users have views, they do not want to loose.
Here is a process to move a view from one server to another.
First we need to find the details of the view:
cleartool lsview -l TheView
Global path: /home/storage/views/TestView.vws
Server host: viewserver01
View tag uuid:6f8a1caf.08c411de.8016.00:01:d4:a2:88:10
View on host: viewserver01
View server access path: /home/storage/views/TestView.vws
View uuid: 6f8a1caf.08c411de.8016.00:01:d4:a2:88:10
View owner: viewusers/asbjorn
Making view read only and stopping it.
cleartool chview -readonly TheView
cleartool endview -server TheView
The reformat view is not mandatory, however when moving a view from CC 2003.06 to CC 7 it can come in handy.
cleartool reformatview -dump /home/storage/views/TheView.vws
Remove the references to the view from the registry.
cleartool rmtag -view TheView
cleartool unregister -view -uuid 6f8a1caf.08c411de.8016.00:01:d4:a2:88:10
Now make a tarfile of the view storage, then untar this file on the new server in the desired location.
When the restore have been successful, register the view in the new location
cleartool register -view -host viewserver02 -hpath /home/storage/views/TheView.vws /home/storage/views/TheView.vws
cleartool mktag -view -replace -tag TheView -host `hostname` -gpath /home/storage/views/TheView.vws /home/storage/views/TheView.vws
Again you may not need to do the following step.
cleartool reformatview -load -tag TheView
Start the view, and your view is now on the new server.
cleartool startview TheView