[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.

Steve

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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