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VIsual Source Safe reinstall and restore

By csu_tech ·
I have been granted the wonderful task of upgrading the server Visual Source Safe sits on. It is currently on a partition too small to hold much more and I have been tasked to put it on a newer, bigger drive. My problem is I havent been able to find any decent documentation to help me with the project. I need to know how I can keep everythign already there (months of code) and back it up, then reinstall VSS on the new drive and import the data into the new install. If you have done this orhave any insight on how to do it big points offered.

jsn (WA)
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by zhangyinping In reply to VIsual Source Safe reinst ...

HI,JSN:
If the only problem is the disk space, you donot need restall VSS. You can create a new database on other location. and use VSS Administrator to ARCHIVE|RESTORE the project to new database. You can try that without effecting any project in your old database. Once everything in your new database works fine, you can delete the old one. also you can keep the archived files for a while.
and if you really wanna restall VSS. That is also the way to keep the project in your old database.

Hope this can help and if you need any further help. Drop me a line.

ZYP, MCSD

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by csu_tech In reply to VIsual Source Safe reinst ...

Thanks for the info. It worked with a few tweaks and tucks needed in places and had to do some searching for a few missing pieces but overall your idea worked well. We were able to move the database to a much bigger partition and do a share and branch to put everything back the way it was.

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