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Backup that restores through dos

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I am looking for a way to backup a win95 client and preserve the long names and file attributes and be able to restore the backup over the network in dos.  Any suggestions?
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Actually, using any of the DOS version through 6.22, you can't without using backup programs such as Arcserve or Cheyenne backup as old dos doesn't preserve long file names. You can, however, use Lfnback within Windows 95 to do this and then recreate the long file names at the other end using a Win95 machine. Like this....

 
1. Run Lfnbk.exe, which is a long filename (LFN) backup utility available in the \\Admin\Apptools\Lfnback folder of the Windows 95 CD. Lfnbk.exe removes your long filenames and saves them to a data file. Read LFNBK.TXT for more information.
 
2. Restart your computer and use the appropriate step below:
 
If you need to run an MS-DOS-based utility, press the F8 key when you see the "Starting Windows 95" message, and then choose Command Prompt Only from the Startup menu.
 
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If you need to run a Windows-based utility, allow Windows 95 to start normally.
 
3. After you run the utility, restart your computer and run Lfnbk.exe to restore your long filenames.

Unfortunately though, the long filename backup utility (Lfnbk.exe) is not supported in Windows NT 4.0. There is no comparable utility for Windows NT 4.0 other than some Betas.

Provide me with more information as to the network and exactly what your trying to accomplish and let me see if I can come up with a work-around for you.
Dennis
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