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How to transfer Sourcesafe database to different server

How to transfer Sourcesafe database to different server

How to transfer Sourcesafe database to different server

(OP)
My current Sourcesafe database is running on an NT 4.0 server and very soon I have to transfer everything to a different Server (Windows 2000 Advanced Server).

I am not sure what needs to be done at the server as well as the client end.

Please help me. Thanks in advance for your help.

Viju Mathai

RE: How to transfer Sourcesafe database to different server

When I did a migration, I made sure everyone had either checked in their code, or undid their checkouts (use status search to ensure) and had everyone logout of VSS (use the VSS admin to determine this).

Next, turn off the VSS folder share so no one can access VSS.  Copy that whole folder and all the subfolders to the new server, then share the folder.  Make sure the VSS users have read/write access to this share.

That'll handle everything on the server side.

Client side, the users will have to browse out to the new server and point to the new location of the srcsafe.ini file.  After that, everyone should work fine.

RE: How to transfer Sourcesafe database to different server

(OP)
Thanks for your help. This helped me.

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