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Purging options, keep original plus last 6 versions (Vault Pro 2012)

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11-09-2012 10:06 AM

Hi, I'm reading about the options available to purge extre versions of a drawing from Vault through the ADMS.  What we want to do seems 90% covered except for one small snag.

 

We'd like to keep the last 6 versions of a file (supported), AND the initial version (I don't see that option). My CAD group does not want to lose the ability to go back to the original version of a file as received from the customer.  There are no reliable comments or dates to filter this on, so what are my options (if any)?

 

Thanks!

 

(This is the page I'm referencing)

http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/Vault/enu/Help/Help/0097-Administ97/0098-Autodesk98/0099-Manage_V99/010...

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jclaidler
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Re: Purging options, keep original plus last 6 versions (Vault Pro 2012)

11-09-2012 10:10 AM in reply to: BSchubring

Add this to your backup script.  Modify for the version of Vault, vault name, backup login and password

 

"C:\Program Files\Autodesk\ADMS Manufacturing 2010\ADMS Console\Connectivity.ADMSConsole.exe" -Opurge -N<<vaultname>> -KEEPVERS6 -EXCLCMT "Do not purge" -VU<<login>> -VP<<password>>

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Re: Purging options, keep original plus last 6 versions (Vault Pro 2012)

11-09-2012 10:12 AM in reply to: jclaidler

Thanks, can you explain how this script keeps the original, or does Vault always do that atomatically? I don't recognize a  parameter in there that does that portion.

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Re: Purging options, keep original plus last 6 versions (Vault Pro 2012)

11-09-2012 10:21 AM in reply to: BSchubring

If you don't have the 'basic' Vault, you can 'release' the original.  What version of Vault are you using?

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Re: Purging options, keep original plus last 6 versions (Vault Pro 2012)

11-09-2012 10:23 AM in reply to: jclaidler

Vault Professional 2012. We're prepping for an upgrade to 2013 next week, and I'm trying to trim down the size of the DB before the final backup and transition to 2013.

 

 

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Re: Purging options, keep original plus last 6 versions (Vault Pro 2012)

11-09-2012 10:25 AM in reply to: BSchubring

Set the state of the originals to 'released', those won't be purged.

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Re: Purging options, keep original plus last 6 versions (Vault Pro 2012)

11-09-2012 10:37 AM in reply to: jclaidler

Ah, I see. I went into our Workflow, checked the initial Receved state we made and checked the box to make it a Released state. This should prevent it from being purged if I understand correctly. Many thanks for your assistance!

 

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Re: Purging options, keep original plus last 6 versions (Vault Pro 2012)

11-09-2012 10:49 AM in reply to: BSchubring

No problem.  Good luck in your upgrade to 2013.

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Re: Purging options, keep original plus last 6 versions (Vault Pro 2012)

11-11-2012 11:33 PM in reply to: jclaidler

Hello,

 

DON'T Purge !!!

 

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=18480860&linkID=9261341

 

There is an issue with the purge. You have to install the hotfix above, this will disable the purge in order to avoid the loss of file dependencies.

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Re: Purging options, keep original plus last 6 versions (Vault Pro 2012)

11-21-2012 10:17 AM in reply to: xdumont

Yikes, didn't see this until after it was completed... Gonna hope for the best. Thanks for the warning, I'll get this installed ASAP.  

 

What is the exact risk here?  What dependencies are at risk?

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