RE: Visual SourceSafe/other doc control apps

Subject: RE: Visual SourceSafe/other doc control apps
From: MList -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 12:09:32 -0400


Lydia Wong ventured:
> - People have to be trained and be careful. You can
> circumvent SourceSafe if
> you mess with your file attributes and don't watch what
> you're doing. But
> the good news is, as happened recently, when this happens you have a
> history/archive to fall back on. Without version control, if
> a file gets
> overwritten, and you haven't backed it up, it's gone.
>
> That's my two cents. As others have mentioned in past
> discussions, if your
> developers are using SourceSafe for their code already, your
> company already
> has it, so why not use it?

Would someone (or a few someones) please explain how they are
using VSS (or ClearCase or...) for documentation production,
as other than a backup utility?

For my purposes, it seems overkill -- I'm a lone writer --
even though the company uses ClearCase for code projects.
What I need is a utility (Windoze) that does backups of
specified watched folders/directories to a couple of places, and alternates
the destinations.

Or, maybe one that does local timed backups all day, and then does
a backup to network at end of day?

/kevin


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