[p4] Split part of perforce depot to a new server
dlewis at vignette.com
Tue Oct 16 17:52:37 PDT 2001
it may be that the obliterate could be done more easily/quickly than
you think. When I do them it takes about as long as a checkpoint.
Create a client which has all files you want to obliterate, then
do the p4 obliterate -y ... in that client. This makes just one
pass thru the metadata. doing a checkpoint and restore beforehand
will compact the metadata and make things run faster too. Our db.have
is about 5 gig, and an oblit takes about 45 minutes.
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> I need to split part of depot (some directories/branches) to a new server
> and preserve as much metadata as possible. Then I need to remove(obliterate)
> those directories once the split is done. Is there a tool that will do the
> I couldn't copy the depot to a new server and then obliterate the stuff I
> don't want. The obliterate will take quite long to finish.
> I am thinking of converting those depot directories/branches to csv and then
> convert the cvs back to the new server. Would it be possbile? Where can I
> find the tool? What are the potential problems?
> The obliterate process is expensive. Do we have other alternative that works
> like obliterate?
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