[p4] Merging Multiple Perforce Server Databases to a Single Server

DAVID Foglesong defoglesong at msn.com
Wed Jun 16 10:55:40 PDT 2004

Perforce has a "perfmerge" script that will combine databases. This should 
be on their FTP server. Check with Perforce support for more details.

I've used this script in the past to successfully merge systems. As you 
already indicated, depots with the same name will be an issue, so you will 
have to first rename the depots to be non-conflicting.

I'm assuming all the systems in question are running on the same server OS 
-- if you're trying to combine Windows and Unix/Linux systems, that's a lot 
more work.

David Foglesong

>From: "Terry Ridgway" <tridgway at visto.com>
>To: <perforce-user at perforce.com>
>Subject: [p4] Merging Multiple Perforce Server Databases to a Single Server
>Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 09:29:35 -0700
>Hi All,
>We have 3 perforce servers from 3 companies that have merged into one 
>company. The servers are remotely located, and we feel that development 
>would be better served by combining the servers and using proxies, since 
>this will cut down on the number of licenses that we'll need. Each engineer 
>has 2 or 3 licenses to access all of the servers, and we want to 
>Has anyone ever successfully completed this task?
>I know there will be issues with duplicate depot names, but I can't find 
>any information on the Perforce web site as to how this task would be 
>accomplished, with or without conflicting depot names.
>Terry Ridgway
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