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Microsoft KB Archive/172157

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PRB: Do Not Use SourceSafe When Running SSARC or SSRESTO

Article ID: 172157

Article Last Modified on 5/1/2001


  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 5.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 6.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q172157


If you use the archiving or restore utilities SSARC and SSRESTOR while users are working in Visual SourceSafe, the archive or restore may fail. Database corruption may also occur.

We recommend that every user log out of the Visual SourceSafe Database before you use the SSARC or SSRESTOR utilities.


SSARC and SSRESTOR can write or remove many files from the Visual SourceSafe database, depending on the scope of its operation. If other users are in the process of making changes to log files that the archive and restore utilities need, unpredictable results may occur.


This behavior is by design.

Keywords: kbprb KB172157