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Visual SourceSafe 2005 Software Configuration Management in Practice by Aleksandar Seovic

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Appendix C. Database Maintenance

In this appendix, we will see how to perform maintenance tasks on SourceSafe databases such as undoing user checkouts, changing the team version control model, locking, archiving, restoring, and running database maintenance tools.

Undoing User Checkouts

Sometimes, there are cases when users forget to check in files for a long period of time. If the database is configured not to allow multiple checkouts (exclusive checkout model) and other users need to modify the file, they are unable to do so. In these cases you, as database administrator, can resolve the situation by undoing the checkout on the file.

To do so log in to the database using the Visual SourceSafe Explorer using the Admin account.

Then, right-click ...

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