[p4] Archiving a depot?

Robert Cowham robert at vaccaperna.co.uk
Tue Aug 28 01:18:50 PDT 2007


The key thing here is to keep the metadata but archive only the versioned
files.

If someone tries to access the files (via sync or any other command which
accesss contents of files), they will receive Librarian errors from the
server (which in this case are harmless). There are a couple of relevant
conference papers if you look back through the archives which can also give
you some ideas - e.g. replacing file contents with stub files to say the
files has been archived.

Another option of course is to change your backup to just ignore certain
directories...

By the way, you do have a disk backup as well I presume? (Disk->Disk->Tape)

Robert



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