In the Perforce model, you don't directly access or modify files in the server repository. Instead, client programs work with copies of repository files in local storage areas called workspaces. This chapter is about establishing and maintaining the relationship between server copies of files and workspace copies of those files.
Used properly, workspaces can save you hours of time and eliminate tedious and error prone workspace population tasks. Used improperly, workspaces will add to your workload and potentially impact overall server performance. Not to worry, workspace best practices are easy to apply once you know them.
In this chapter we will cover: