Posted on 2004-09-01
I find the easiest way to get users of many machines over a peer-to-peer network to do a regular backup is with a batch file and pkzip.
User runs the file, which asks for a password to use for the backup, and a zip file is created on a central file-share.
Works great on Windows 98 - paths and long filenames are preserved and everything.
XP always cuts the filenames down to 8 characters which I appreciate is a limitation of pkzip.
Is there an application that I can use to do the same job but preserve long filenames or a way of making pkzip to preserve them when run under Windows XP?