[p4] Backups interrupting Perforce?
jdesharnais at maddocsoftware.com
Wed Nov 8 11:15:43 PST 2006
This sounds like a good idea, but it doesn't seem to aleviate the long
process of backing up the actual versioned files, which is what takes
the most time.
From: stefan [mailto:deubeulyou at gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 1:39 PM
To: Jeff Desharnais
Cc: perforce-user at perforce.com
Subject: Re: [p4] Backups interrupting Perforce?
The following post describes a way to to 'offline backups' , which is
probably what you want:
On 11/7/06, Jeff Desharnais <jdesharnais at maddocsoftware.com> wrote:
We are having an issue here where our assets are growing larger
larger and thus our backup times (LTO tape) are increasing.
Because of this, we are actually having the backup process creep
the mornings at times, where developers are starting their work
When this happens, we are noticing hangups of Perforce as the
Obviously, this is something we want to prevent.
We are currently backing up all of P4ROOT with the exception of
files. We are also backing up the actual depot folders on the
I suppose my question is twofold.
1) What backup procedures are recommended for backing up
the assets? Any suggestions or common practices you could share?
2) If what we are doing is the recommended way, are the hangups
and are they avoidable?
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