[p4] Move server from *nix to Windoze

Jeff Grills jgrills at junctionpoint.com
Thu Jul 20 14:44:02 PDT 2006


Remember to check all files, including deleted files.

Remember to check the entire depot path, not just the file name.  For
instance:

//depot/Directory/file.txt
//depot/directory/file.txt

I'm not totally sure, but you might need to deal with the situation when a
directory exists with two different cases, even when the contents of the two
directories do not overlap:

//depot/exampleAAA/one.txt
//depot/exampleaaa/two.txt

I don't know if that would be a problem, or even what to tell you to look
for if you do have that, but it does seem like an edge case that could more
likely break in some manner.

j

-----Original Message-----
From: perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com
[mailto:perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com] On Behalf Of Jeff Jensen
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2006 4:12 PM
To: perforce-user at perforce.com
Subject: [p4] Move server from *nix to Windoze

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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