[p4] Split part of perforce depot to a new server

Dave Lewis 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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  > Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 16:33:11 -0700
  > Hi,
  > 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
  > this?
  > 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?
  > Thanks,
  > EDDIE  
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