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Learning Perforce SCM by Robert Cowham, Neal Ralph Firth

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Managing workspaces

Every user has at least one workspace. Often users have more than one. Thus, a repository may have many hundreds, or even thousands, or tens of thousands of workspaces. While the various filters available within P4V can reduce the visual clutter, there are still the server and client resources dedicated to managing workspaces that we should consider. From the client perspective, workspaces occupy local storage (on the local file system). The server, on the other hand, uses resources to track workspace content even if there is no local storage involved. Thus, proper management of workspaces is a user activity that can impact both server and client resources.

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Because of the potential for a workspace to use server resources, ...

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