TFS SCC - Purge / Archive Deleted


  • Hello,

    Is it possible to purge / archive / destroy deleted items from Team Foundation Server Source Code Control?

    If they are never deleted, what is a good long term strategy for database size / nightly database backups?

    Thanks in advance,


    Monday, October 02, 2006 9:37 PM


  • No, we do not have a destroy feature in TFS v1.

    Unless you're storing huge, uncompressable binary files, we've found that disk performance is the expensive part of the maintainance story, not disk capacity.  TFS servers with lots (hundreds or thousands) of active users often need a dozen spindles to keep them fed, especially the TempDB.  Brian Harry's blog has touched on these factors: http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry

    Rest assured Destroy is very high on the list of vNext features.
    Monday, October 02, 2006 9:55 PM