Invalid VSS database configured

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2004 4:57 pm
"Invalid VSS database configured" appears in the SourceOffSite Collab Primary Server log file

This error could happen due to one of the following reasons: <ul>
<li><b>The wrong database path is configured</b>
This can be fixed by launching the SourceOffSite Collab Server Manager, clicking
on the "SourceSafe" tab, and changing the path entered so that it points to the database in question. We recommend
using a UNC pathname when specifying the path to the VSS repository residing on a different
machine from the SOS Collab Primary Server.
<li><b>Lack of access permissions to the folder where the VSS repository resides</b>
This could happen if the drive were not accessible, or if the user account that the service
runs as does not have permissions to the drive or the specific directory on that drive.
On Windows 2000, right click the service name, and select Properties. Choose the "Log
On" tab and make sure the system is not running as the Local System account but rather
a domain account that has read/write access to the machine/drive/directory where the VSS database resides.</ul>
Linda Bauer
Technical Support Manager

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