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Extracting code from TFS in plain text.

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Is it possible to extract code from TFS to save off in plain text?  The backup and restore proceedure is complicated so I wanted have a backup to the backup process!
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well the source code files will be extracted as text isnt it? it isnt that way when u try to extract it now?
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I guess I mean without Visual Studio installed.  I am a Network Admin tasked with backing up TFS only.  I do not have a way to access the data the same way our developers do.  I have admin rights to the DB and I am currently doing a SQL backup of the data but I wanted to know if I could also extract the code in plain text in case the TFS restore does not work correctly.  The articles that I am reading about the backup/restore proceedure for TFS says it's complicated and prone to issues if the databases are not backed up correctly or in the correct order.
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I wouldnt suggest you to store it as files to take a backup. Instead follow the steps suggested in this link for every layer
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms253070(vs.80).aspx
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