[p4] Off-site Perforce performance/optimization

Russell C. Jackson rusty at rcjacksonconsulting.com
Thu Nov 2 12:27:39 PST 2006

Tech support told me that the proxy cache files are not the same as the 
server's RCS files. I have never tested it though.


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Jeff Desharnais wrote:
> We are running P4P with no variables, so it's running in it's default
> state (which assumes compression if I understand correctly).
> The RSYNC idea is interesting.
> Do you think the best way to do it would be to have a proxy setup here
> for this project and then use rsync to update the offsite proxy's cache
> from the on-site proxy's cache?
> Has anyone ever tested this?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chuck Karish [mailto:chuck.karish at gmail.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 9:53 AM
> To: Jeff Grills
> Cc: Jeff Desharnais; perforce-user at perforce.com
> Subject: Re: [p4] Off-site Perforce performance/optimization
> I'll second what Steve Vance said about making sure the server -> proxy
> transfers are compressed.
> p4p queries the server on every request that doesn't specify a
> particular file revision, to find out which version to serve.
> For small files this can be slower than transferring the files directly.
> The minimum size of files to cache is tunable on
> 2005.2 and later p4p, using  the -e flag.

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