[p4] remote depots
steve at vance.com
Thu Dec 27 13:17:59 PST 2001
At 03:34 PM 12/26/2001 -0500, Hutchinson, Karen wrote:
>I was wondering if there was any experience out there with remote depots.
>is new to Perforce. We have a joint development effort between Boston, NY,
>and San Francisco.
>We would like to use remote depots in Boston and San Francisco and have NY
>be a client
>into the San Francisco office. We are not comfortable using one Perforce
>server as it is a
>single point of failure and consistent network connectivity is an issue.
If the budget allows, I would address the SPOF and network connectivity
issue at a networking level, rather than remote depots. Multiple
connections through different vendors, failover routing, different physical
access, etc. Cost could be reduced through fractional T-1, ISDN, etc.,
which would satisfy all but the large syncs for a small to medium sized
Site reflection through remote depots can be done, but it's largely a
roll-your-own situation right now. There is a little community wisdom on
the subject. Some approaches will be impeded by the child-parent branching
>Any experience that you have had using remote depots would be helpful. The
>center uses ClearCase we are also evaluating Multisite for this joint
>development effort. Any
>experience comparing the two solutions would be helpful.
ClearCase MultiSite works pretty well, but has a high implementation and
maintenance overhead, even beyond ClearCase's heavy burden. There's a
little more information available for getting started, but a lot has to be
done to fully implement it and it may require restructuring some of your
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