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Maintaining and Optimizing Visual SourceSafe

Visual Studio 2005

As the database administrator for your team, you will most likely be responsible for maintaining the database and optimizing its use. The information and procedures presented in this topic will provide you with help in database maintenance and optimization of your team environment.

In This Section

Optimizations for Performance

Describes ways you can optimize a Visual SourceSafe database for performance.

Best Practices for Preventing Data Corruption

Provides useful pointers for preventing data corruption.

How to: Archive a Database

Tells how to archive (back up) a Visual SourceSafe database.

How to: Clean Up Temporary Files

Provides a procedure for deleting temporary files.

How to: Find and Repair Data Corruption

Tells how to locate and repair data corruption using the ANALYZE utility.

How to: Reduce the Size of a Database

Provides instructions for reducing database size, to enhance performance.

How to: Restore a Database from an Archive

Describes how you can restore a database from an archive.

How to: Split a Database

Provides procedures for splitting a Visual SourceSafe database.

How to: Upgrade a Database

Tells how you can upgrade a database, or undo an upgrade.

Related Sections

Command Line Reference

Describes each Visual SourceSafe command, the options with which it can be combined, and examples of its use.

Managing Your Team Using Visual SourceSafe

Includes setup and security information and procedures that you should use in introducing your team to Visual SourceSafe and in ongoing team management.

Maintenance Tools

Describes maintenance utilities provided with Visual SourceSafe.

Using the Visual SourceSafe Command Line

Provides details of Visual SourceSafe commands and tells how to use them from the command line.