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by Ted Roche
Length: 6 pgs
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Press date: 2004/6/1
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Microsoft Visual SourceSafe is a version control system used for storing source code, text files, web content or any other type or document where ownership, tracking and revision history is important.
However, the Visual SourceSafe (VSS) database must have regular maintenance performed to ensure that it is kept in good shape and does not encounter corruption.
Like remembering to get the oil changed or scheduling that appointment with the dentist, it is really easy to let maintenance slide. And like other maintenance chores, there can be serious consequences to neglect.
This article shows how, with a little work up front, an administrator can automate the routine maintenance, keep an eye on what's going on, and be alerted to database problems.
One of the real hassles with using SourceSafe's Analyze utility is interpreting the results intelligently.
The method shown here minimizes the noise, so administrators can see right through to any changes they might need to be concerned with.
Table of Contents
1.2.2. New version
1.2.3. Feedback and Corrections
2. The Problem
3. The Solution
3.1. Minimal Effort
3.2. Automated scheduling
3.3. Clear information
3.4. Choosier Administrators Choose DIFF
4. Outstanding Issues
6. About the Author
7. Where to go for more information