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How to: Restore a Database from an Archive

Visual Studio 2005

Visual SourceSafe Administrator supports restoration of a database from an archive using its Restore Projects command. Another way of restoring a database from an archive is to use the Visual SourceSafe SSRESTOR utility from the command line. Details of the utility are provided in the topic SSRESTOR Utility.

To restore a database using Visual SourceSafe Administrator

  1. Make sure that no one is using the database and that the ANALYZE utility will not run during the restore operation.

  2. On the Archive menu of Visual SourceSafe Administrator, click Restore Projects.

  3. In the Restore wizard, enter or locate the archive file from which to restore, and then click Next.

  4. In step 2 of the wizard, you can choose the items to restore to the database, and click Next to proceed.

  5. Use step 3 of the wizard to specify options for restoring the selected items to the database.

  6. Add a comment to the Comment box to document the restore operation.

  7. Click Finish to complete the wizard.

  8. Verify the database directories carefully to make sure that the restore operation has put the restored items where you intended.

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