How to copy files and folders from an EXT3 mount to an NTFS mount and skip illegal names
Posted on 2004-10-20
I've just migrated from a Linux server to a Windows 2003 server. I have used some software from Paragon (Mount Everything) to mount our old EXT3 disk on the new server. I am now trying to copy 100gig of data from the EXT3 drive onto a new drive on the server.
The problem is that there are a large number of files and folders that begin with a . (a period). This is used to mark them as hidden under Linux (they are there because of Netatalk). When I try to copy a whole load of folders it says
"Cannot copy xxx The file name, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect"
I can do a search for all all these files/folders by searching for .* - trouble is I can't delete them.
So does anyone know of a way round this. Is there a way to make Windows just skip over illegal files during a copy instead of choking on them.
Many thanks in advance,