Test Attachment Cleaner

Recently we started noticing that out TFS database started growing rapidly (nearly 100 GB per month). On further investigation we found that the tests that were executed as part of a CI build had some big files that were being uploaded to TFS.

Grant Holliday has a good blog on using the test attachment cleaner to remove these big attachments – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/granth/archive/2011/02/12/tfs2010-test-attachment-cleaner-and-why-you-should-be-using-it.aspx

We used the tool to clean up a lot of database space. For preventing further growth of the database we also installed the hotfix (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2608743) on all our build boxes.

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