How To Back Up a Visual SourceSafe Database


This article describes how to back up a Visual SourceSafe database.

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  1. Make sure that no one is using the database and that Analyze will not begin to run while you are backing up the database.
  2. Copy the following folders:

  3. Copy the User.txt and Srcsafe.ini files.
When you follow this procedure, you can do a full restore of the database by replacing the existing Users, Temp and Data folders as well as the Users.txt and Srcsafe.ini files with the copied versions.

You can also use this procedure to move the database to another location by placing the copied files into a new folder. To open the database, on the File menu in the Visual SourceSafe Explorer, click Open SourceSafe Database to browse to the new location.