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Visual SourceSafe 2005 Software Configuration Management in Practice by Aleksandar Seovic

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The Visual SourceSafe Database

The central repository for project resources is the Visual SourceSafe database. The physical database storage is the file system on the SourceSafe server machine. The database is accessed by the clients through a Universal Naming Convention (UNC) file share on the server, for example:

\\VssServer\VssDatabase

The structure of a typical SourceSafe database uses the following file and folder organization:

The Visual SourceSafe DatabaseVisual SourceSafe serverXML Web service

User and database options are kept in initialization (.ini) files.

Data Folder

The data folder holds the database data. It contains many physical files with obfuscated names like DCBAAAA that store the real source files ...

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