[p4] upgrade perforce question

Stephen Vance steve at vance.com
Mon Oct 3 09:47:13 PDT 2005

And by the way, I'm sure Jeff just forgot to mention it but there is 
no "p4 admin start". There's no server to listen to commands.


At 11:32 AM 10/3/2005, Jeff A. Bowles wrote:
>The first answer is "start with the release notes. Different releases
>will have
>different answers, and I'm willing to bet that this is a long enough
>jump that
>you might have to ask tech support."
>The second thing to mention is that any upgrade starts with a checkpoint
>operation ("make a checkpoint") followed by a backup. You can understand
>why. The upgrade finishes with a checkpoint ("make a checkpoint using
>the new format of database schema and reflecting any upgrade
>activity") and
>its respective backup.   (That's completely independent of whether the
>upgrade itself uses the db.* files or the checkpoint as an input.)
>I think that the text you're asking about ("restart p4d") means, in
>you've been running "p4d" with some options for the upgrades, and now
>it's time to let it go back to normal stuff. "So, start it up like
>normal..." is
>probably what they mean. (You would probably reread the new server
>docs before that, to make sure that the options you're feeding it are
>exactly the ones you want.)
>     -Jeff Bowles
>On Oct 3, 2005, at 7:30 AM, Erin Gu wrote:
>>I am moving my perforce server to a new machine, in the mean time,
>>I need to
>>upgrade it from 2002.1 to the latest version.  My questions are:
>>1) should I restore the db from a checkpoint(generated by old p4d)
>>first or
>>upgrade the db with the new p4d first?
>>5 restore from a checkpoint
>>p4d -r $P4ROOT -jr checkpoint.1033
>>6  upgrade the database
>>p4d -xu -r /home/p4user/p4root
>>2) the whole upgrade/restore process doesn't require the old db.*,
>>3) the perforce document says "Restart p4d with your usual
>>parameters", does
>>it mean "p4d -d" or "p4 admin start"? or when I run "p4d -xu", the p4d
>>starts automatically?
>>thanks in advance,
>>perforce-user mailing list  -  perforce-user at perforce.com
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Stephen Vance
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