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Determining the amount of space a project takes

Determining the amount of space a project takes

Determining the amount of space a project takes

(OP)
Any ideas on how to tell how much space a project in the SourceSafe database is occupying? My db is getting large, and I'd like to remove the largest projects and put them in a new db ...

Thx!

RE: Determining the amount of space a project takes

Try this: Do a get latest version on the project, save it locally or to a network location. Now, check the size of the data folder for VSS. Next, remove the same project from VSS (Make sure you have a back up just in case). After you've deleted the project, check the new size of the data folder and you will know how much space that project was using by subtracting the difference in size of the data folder.

Al

RE: Determining the amount of space a project takes

(OP)
Not a bad idea, except it's a bit cumbersome given that my projects are quite big. I don't want to run the risk of screwing anything up :)

Thx anyway!

Any other ideas anyone?

RE: Determining the amount of space a project takes

Hi there,
I also need to know the answer to this question. I'm having the same problem and I want to know what the size of the project is. I can't find any size object in the Sourcesafe TypeLib. Is there an easier way????

Thanks
Sout

RE: Determining the amount of space a project takes

I think I may have the world's largest VSS DB (21.2 GB! Not my fault, really).  I'd used a method to copy the whole thing to another VSS server so that I  could delete all projects except one.  Even though I deleted the projects, the data files corresponding to the old (deleted) projects didn't disappear, so the DB appears to be the same as before.  I'm assuming that this is not normal.  Anyone have a clue about how to get rid of the offending data files (I ran Analyze -F to no avail).  Thanks.

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