You will want to archive a Visual SourceSafe database or individual projects periodically for backup purposes.
Before you start the archiving operation, make sure no users are logged in and lock the database to prevent users from logging in and making changes during archiving.
If you use Visual SourceSafe Administrator from a client computer or from the server using the network path, you will see the following message:
For maximum performance, you should use it directly on the SourceSafe server and log in to the database using a local path rather than a network path. For this purpose you can add the same database to the ...