[p4] Move server from *nix to Windoze

Stephen Vance steve at vance.com
Thu Jul 20 14:24:38 PDT 2006

It's not just files. It's also directory names.

A neat trick to fix line endings is to use a temporary Perforce server 
to transfer the files between boxes. Add it from one machine and sync it 
to the other and the line endings get fixed automagically.


Jeff Jensen wrote:
> Hi,
> Perforce tech note 75 says:
> "Please note: Unix-to-Windows (or case-sensitive to case-insensitive)
> migrations are NOT SUPPORTED due to the potential for data loss."
> http://www.perforce.com/perforce/technotes/note075.html
> If I _have to_ move a Perforce server from Solaris to Windows...
> If I:
>   - verify there are no files that differ in name by case only
>   - change line endings from *nix to Windoze
> What else is there that would cause Perforce not to support this move use case?
> Or perhaps is it the inherant risk in both of those steps(?).
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