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Microsoft KB Archive/172376

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Article ID: 172376

Article Last Modified on 5/1/2001


  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 5.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q172376


DDCONV produces a Ddcerr.log file that contains only "DDCONV Initializing" when upgrading a Visual SourceSafe 4.x installation.


DDCONV does not have to go through the usual conversion routines for a database that is in 4.x format, because the structure of the database files did not change from versions 4.x to 5.x. The only difference was the addition of a 128 byte unique identifier in the Um.dat file. This identifier is not added during the DDCONV session.


No action is required. The database should function normally under Visual SourceSafe version 5.0.


This behavior is by design.


The normal output in the Ddcerr.log file after a successful conversion of a non-version 4.x database is as follows:

   DDCONV initializing
   Creating subfolders
   Moving files
   Creating rights DB
   Building project list
   Creating names DB
   Converting log files
   Adding project rights
   Converting users
   DDCONV finished

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