Friday, September 30, 2011 3:23 AM
My TFS server is 2010 sp1 and installed the latest power tools. There are some Team Project Collections for lab or practice that I don't want to backup.
I tried to delete lines <Database Name="databaseName">SQL ServerName</Database> under <TfsCollections> in configPT.xml located at "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Team Foundation\Server Configuration\" path. But every time I took Full Backup, all these lines backed to the configPT.xml file and all databases were backup.
Is there any step I missed? How can I fix this issus?
Sunday, October 02, 2011 6:40 AMModerator
Thanks for your post.
To exclude the Tfs_CollectionName database from the TFS backup plan is possible with your approach you mentioned above.
And after you delete the line <Database Name="databaseName">SQL ServerName</Database> in the configPT.xml file, please delete your local cache and then reopen the TFS Administration Console. And at this time, you should not have that deleted Tfs_CollectionName database shown in the TFS backup plan.
You can find your local cache in the path: C:\Users\userName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Team Foundation\3.0\Cache
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Monday, October 03, 2011 2:01 AM
Thanks for your answer, but it seems not work. At first, I didn't delete the cache and after I refreshed TFS Administration Console, the databases connected to the lines I deleted were disappeared in TFS backup plan.
I used "Take Full Backup Now" for trial, I found it inspected every Team Project Collection database and all the lines backed to the ConfigPT.xml file.
Even I followed your steps, it still inspected every database and back it up. Did I install the wrong version of Power tools? Or I need to restart system or something? (The version of TfsConfigPT.exe is 10.0.40818.0.)