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document Binary File Storage in Surround SCM
In addition to text files, binary files, which include sound and image files, can also be added and versioned using Surround SCM. Other source control tools store a full copy of each version of a binary file in the database. Because binary files can be very large, these redundant files can quickly...
30 Apr, 2015
document Surround SCM File Status Icons
Surround SCM displays an icon next to each file to indicate the file's current status. The following table shows all of the possible icons and their corresponding status. Icon Status   File is not currently checked out, shared,...
23 Dec, 2014
document PostgreSQL Database Maintenance
The PostgreSQL database needs to be maintained regularly. It is always a good idea to carry out proper routine maintenance on any database system. See Maintaining Surround SCM PostgreSQL Databases and Using Continuous Archiving for Surround SCM PostgreSQL Databases for more information.
23 Dec, 2014
document Creating Patches Using Surround SCM
You can use Surround SCM to easily create patches for distributing source code updates. To create a patch, generate a Surround SCM differences report and save the output as a text file, which contains the patch code. You can then send this patch file to your customer. The customer can...
23 Dec, 2014
document Surround SCM Server Does Not Start at Boot Time on Linux
Problem The Surround SCM Server does not start at boot time on some Linux distributions even if the start at boot option is selected during installation. Cause The Surround SCM Server application is not registered in the Services Manager or cannot access the required...
12 May, 2017
document Surround SCM CLI Unicode Characters Display Incorrectly
Problem On Windows, the Surround SCM CLI displays Unicode characters as question marks and boxes. Cause The +u option, which displays CLI output in Unicode, is not specified or the Windows language files are not installed or configured correctly for the...
11 May, 2017
document Surround SCM PostgreSQL Installation Fails on Linux
Problem When you install PostgreSQL on Linux, the installation fails and the following error is returned: 'ERROR: encoding UTF8 does not match server's locale en_US' Cause Surround SCM 2009 and later supports UTF-8 metadata and requires a UTF-8 encoded database. Because PostgreSQL on...
23 Dec, 2014
document Changing the Surround SCM Server to a Service
On Windows, we recommend installing the Surround SCM Server as a service. A service is a program that automatically starts when the system starts and automatically stops when the system is shut down. To change the Surround SCM Server to a service: Choose Start > Run to open the Run...
11 May, 2017
document Surround SCM Database Upgrade Fails
Note: This information only applies to Surround SCM 2010. You may encounter errors when you try to upgrade a database from Surround SCM 2009.x format to the current Surround SCM 2010 format. Receiving an error message when attempting to change the server database location If you receive...
23 Dec, 2014
document Using Guiffy to Compare and Merge Files
Surround SCM includes Guiffy, a cross-platform utility to help you quickly and easily compare and merge changes to multiple versions of the same source file. Guiffy can compare/merge virtually any type of text file – source code, Unicode, and more. This article introduces Guiffy’s compare...
23 Dec, 2014

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