Need some time to catch up on your email or pay some bills?  Wanna read an online article about your favorite baseball, cricket, or football team's latest game?  Here's a five second task whose completion can convince the toughest micro-manager that you've been burning the candle at both ends to protect your company's vital data.

Create a SourceSafe database disaster recovery plan. And since everything with an acronym connotes hard work, give it a fat one like SSDDRP. Your boss will love it.

To Backup a Visual SourceSafe Database

Copy it to a new location…

1.      Create a share on a computer that does not contain your SourceSafe database (eg, \\server2\vss_backup$).

Impress your boss   Insert a $ symbol after the name of your share to hide it from casual browsers on the network.

2.      In Windows Explorer on the SourceSafe server, select the SourceSafe installation folder (eg, c:/Program Files/Microsoft Visual Studio/VSS).

3.      On the Edit menu, click Copy.

4.      Browse to the backup share you created in step 1.

5.      On the Edit menu, click Paste.


Optionally, you can create a tape backup of the server on which your backed up database is stored.  It's that easy. 

הודעה זו מסופקת "כפי שהיא" ללא כל אחריות או חיובים, ואינה נותנת לך זכויות כלשה.