I am getting cryptic error messages from a perforce server. I am checking out a Depot.
Request too large (over 3000000); see 'p4 help maxresults'.
I understand the issue, but the p4 help maxresults is a zero content manpage. Because it at no point makes reference how I can set this limit at the client.
Is there any way to checkout the Depot?
In general, you can't override max results; it's been set that way for a reason by your administrator. Here's the documentation: http://www.perforce.com/perforce/doc.current/manuals/p4sag/chapter.performance.html#d0e20714
Do you really need to sync more than 3 million files? If so, you may need to ask your administrator to add you to a user group which has a higher resource limit.
Alternatively, you can reduce the scope of your workspace by defining a more precise view mapping in your workspace definition. Rather than
set your workspace view mapping to something more like:
That way, you will only sync the portion of the repository that is actually necessary for your project.