[p4] What to do when the depot reaches a particular MB size

Russell C. Jackson rusty at rcjacksonconsulting.com
Thu Oct 6 08:35:32 PDT 2005

You can't do this right now, but it a feature that I am very much in need
of, so please send your request for this feature to support at perforce.com so
that they will add your name to the enhancement request for it.

The server I need this for is about 1.5 Terabytes in size, and it is very
expensive to keep all that data on-line when a large portion of it isn't
necessary other than for archival purpose at this point.

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-----Original Message-----
From: perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com
[mailto:perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com] On Behalf Of Bhavbhuti Nathwani
Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2005 2:34 AM
To: perforce-user at perforce.com
Subject: [p4] What to do when the depot reaches a particular MB size

Hi all

I was just thinking what could be the steps that can be taken when the depot
reaches a decided size of MB's or GB's for that matter.

As there may be a chance that many of the projects included in the depot may
have the development stabled, or maybe the files are of a dead project.

How can one remove such files from the depot, and maybe if required
reintroduce them when (and if) required, back into the depot from the state
they were in when removed.

Hope I have been able to explain it.  Here is an example of my idea.

I have a source code file which has been modifed 5 times so I have 5
versions of the file in the depot.  Now I want to remove such files to
reduce the depot size.  Later if the project revives I want to add all these
5 version and start from there with the latest modifications to it being
version 6 of the file (maybe by basing it on the 4th version).

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