Reduce the Size of a Database in Visual Source Safe.
In this article I am going to elaborated how to reduce the
size of Database.
To reduce the size of your database:
Check the number of users registered for the
database, and delete users if needed. The acceptable number of users varies,
depending on the performance of the server and the network.
In Visual SourceSafe Administrator, select the
user name of the user to delete from the user list.
On the Users menu, click Delete User
If you are sure you want to delete this user,
click Yes. The Users\<username> directory, which contains the Ss.ini file for the user,
any shadow folders created for the user that are no longer needed. The
locations of shadow folders are in Srcsafe.ini, in Shadow = <shadow
If the deleted user has project rights on the
following folders and files, delete those rights. The locations of the folders
and file are in Srcsafe.ini.
Shadow folders (Shadow = <shadow folder>)
Web deployment folders (Deploy_Path =
Journal file (Journal_File = <filename>).
If you are deleting a database administrator who
deployed the administrator Web projects to a remote location using FTP,
consider changing the password associated with the deployment path.
Remove any temporary files as described in following.
Ensure that all users are logged out of the
In Visual SourceSafe Administrator, open the
On the Tools menu, click Clean up Temp
In the Clean up Local Temporary Files Directory
dialog box, indicate the path to the Temp directory.
Notify users that the database is ready to use
If your projects have outdated history
information, remove it.
Delete any unused files and projects in the
If there are projects that are not interrelated,
move them as needed to separate databases.
You can also use the SSARC Utility to archive
data and the ANALYZE utility to cans a Visual SourceSafe database for