How To Change the Data Directory Location

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SUMMARY
To move the SourceSafe data directory to a location different from theSourceSafe location, follow these steps:

  1. Copy the DATA directory to the new directory.

    IMPORTANT: Make sure you copy all subdirectories even if they are empty. SourceSafe will not work correctly if they are not present. SourceSafe users must have FULL rights in the target directory.

    To reduce confusion, you may want to delete the old directory once you have successfully copied the DATA directory to its new location.
  2. Edit the SRCSAFE.INI file using any text editor. Change this line:
          Data_Path = data						
    to this line:
          Data_Path = <new path>\data_dir						
    NOTE: This variable must be defined in the SRCSAFE.INI for version 3.x or later and in the SYSTEM.INI for version 2.x.
REFERENCES
See "SourceSafe Concepts and Configuration" Manual for version 3.x, p.154.
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