[p4] Backups interrupting Perforce?

stefan deubeulyou at gmail.com
Wed Nov 8 10:38:36 PST 2006


The following post describes a way to to 'offline backups' , which is
probably what you want:


http://maillist.perforce.com/pipermail/perforce-user/2006-January/017218.html




On 11/7/06, Jeff Desharnais <jdesharnais at maddocsoftware.com> wrote:
>
>
> We are having an issue here where our assets are growing larger and
> larger and thus our backup times (LTO tape) are increasing.
>
> Because of this, we are actually having the backup process creep into
> the mornings at times, where developers are starting their work day.
>
> When this happens, we are noticing hangups of Perforce as the backup
> finishes up.
>
> Obviously, this is something we want to prevent.
>
> We are currently backing up all of P4ROOT with the exception of the db.*
> files. We are also backing up the actual depot folders on the other
> drive.
>
> I suppose my question is twofold.
>
> 1) What backup procedures are recommended for backing up Perforce and
> the assets? Any suggestions or common practices you could share?
>
> 2) If what we are doing is the recommended way, are the hangups expected
> and are they avoidable?
>
> Thanks,
>
>
> ---------------------
> Jeff Desharnais
> IT Specialist
> Mad Doc Software
> 100 Burtt Rd., Suite 220
> Andover, MA  01810
> (978) 409-6272 Ext. 132
>
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