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Backup of Microsoft Visual Sorce Safe

Created: 28 Dec 2011 • Updated: 28 Dec 2011 | 3 comments
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Any idea about taking backup of MS Visual Sorce Safe.

Along with MS Team Foundation Server.


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Sush...'s picture

Backup Exec does not have any feature to take backups of Microsoft Visual Sorce Safe. You can check the Software Compatibility List as well: : Backup Exec 2010|2010 R2|2010 R3 Software (SCL)

If supported version of SQL is the database for Microsoft Visual Sorce Safe then you can backup the database using BAckup Exec agent for SQL. (I do not think Microsoft Visual Sorce Safe  uses SQL thou)



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ArulPrasad's picture

Well there is no seprate Option avaiable to backup the VSS.

As VSS stores the database in native format its avaiable as a flat file format.

either Run a vSS commandline backup and backup the Data that was archived by the VSS.

ref to MS knowledgebase article on how to backup VSS 

But if it Allows to backup the database You may do it ( but not an option or an agent from symantec to do so)


mrinal.sarkar6200's picture


As per the microsoft thread mention below:- 

It worked....

I have taken the backup of the following folder and files:-






All the above folder and files are in c:\VSS (by default).

I have removed some databasea and user from the VSS console(Microsoft Visual Source safe and  Microsoft Visual Source safe Administrator) and after restoration every thing with overwrite option from the symantec restoration option, it worked. The restoration have done successfully with all permission intact.

Thanks to every body for good suggestion.

Certified Symantec Professional.

Work mostly with Netbackup, Backup Exec, Storage Foundation, DLO and System Recovery

Mrinal Sarkar

Howrah, India