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Nov 5, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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Configuration Management
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VSS

Agenda


Configuration Management
-

VSS



Salient features in VSS


(Visual Source Safe)




What is Configuration Management



Configuration

Management

is

a

set

of

activities

designed

to

control



change

by

identifying

the

work

products

that

are

likely

to

change,



establishing

relationships

among

them,

defining

mechanisms

for



managing

different

versions

of

these

work

products,

controlling

the



changes

imposed,

and

auditing

and

reporting

on

the

changes

made
.



Need of Configuration Management

Need of configuration management

is to establish and maintain the


integrity of the products (Components, data and documentation) of the


software or system through the project and product life cycle.


Software Configuration Management

-

VSS (Visual Source Safe), in


other word can define VSS as a Version Control System


Overview of salient features in Visual
Source Safe


Folders creation


Document Naming


Versions


Check in


Check out


Get Latest


Difference


Labels


History


Destroy


Archive/Backup


Restore


Security


VSS Structure


Menu Bar

Tool Bar

Logged In
Username

Items counts for
the selected
Project/Folder

The main tasks of Software Configuration
Management activities are


Identifying and organizing the software Configurable items



Maintaining change requests and systematically controlling the changes
to the Configurable items



Tracking the status of the Configurable items



Review and Audit of the software configuration management activities

Configurable Items and Non Configurable
Items


List of items which undergoes version changes can be called as



Configurable Items.
i.e.

Requirement Traceability Matrix, Test cases



document, etc…



Items that do not undergo version changes can be called as either
Non


Configurable Items or Miscellaneous Items
.

i.e. Daily status report,



MOM, etc…

Visual Source Safe features



Document, Folder and File naming in VSS

-

It is to provide a


mechanism for communicate key document, folder and file information
to the user at a glance.



Versions

-

Archiving and tracking old versions of files, which can be
retrieved for other purposes.
VSS keeps track of old versions in 3
ways
-

by internal version number, by date, and by user
-
defined
labels.



Check Out
-

To make changes to the existing file in VSS. When you
Check Out an item, VSS places a writable copy in your working folder
or local hard drive.



Check In
-

To update your checked out file from your working folder to
VSS.


Contd…

VSS Features

Features in File menu are,


Open SourceSafe DB


Add File


Create Project


Set Working Folder


Label


Get Latest Version

-

To avail/download a copy of document or

project from VSS to your working folder or local hard drive.


Differences

-

Compares

two

files

or

folders

in

VSS,

then

shows

you

the

differences,

if

any
.


Labels

-

When

you

add

labels

to

the

folders/projects

in

VSS,

you


can

retrieve

the

files

associated

with

a

particular

state

of

your


project/folder

from

the

History

dialog

box
.


History

-

It

gives

the

history

of

a

selected

file,

including

all


significant

events,

such

as

the

creation

date,

check

in

dates,

and


current

version

number
.




Contd…

VSS Features

Features in Tools menu are,



Show History


Show Differences


Change Password



VSS Features

Features in SourceSafe menu are,



Get Latest Version


Check In


Check Out


Undo Check Out

VSS Admin Features

Settings by Admin:


A responsible person for Installation, Setting Up a Database , Access

Rights, Manage the Database, Setting Project Options, Setting Project

Options, Administrator

Commands & Administrator

Dialog Boxes. Also

creating and managing


the integrity of source

control databases,

maintaining user lists

and resolving user issues.




Destroy

-

When

you

destroy

a

file

or

folder

permanently,

you

cannot

recover

it

within


VSS,

also

the

all

previous

history

information

pertaining

to

that

file

is

lost
.


Lock & Unlock

-

VSS Administrators’ job to manage the database. This includes

analyzing the data folder to look


for signs of database corruption,


archiving the database

when it becomes too large,

and cleaning the Temp Folder.

To perform these actions

administrator may need to lock

and Unlock the VSS Database.











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-

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