I have a 2 related questions. My 1st QUESTION is: I'd like to know at what point a 'Macintosh Resource Fork' can be lost with it's corresponding data fork when it resides on a Windows File Server? What do I need to avoid as a sysadmin on the Windows File Server that could mess up Macintosh Files that sit on it?
Basically the Windows 2000 Server has NTFS running on it along with 'Services for Macintosh' although the folder where the macintosh files sit is NOT shared out/published as a Macintosh Volume for security reasons. Macintosh Files get uploaded into this folder via a 3rd party client application.
Second, due to space constraints, I need to copy the Macintosh Folder from the Windows 2000 Server to a new Windows 2003 Server. Here's my 2nd QUESTION: Can I just do a regulary Windows Copy from Server 1 to Server 2 and maintain all the Resource Forks? Or must I do the Server to Server copy via a Macintosh?
The files are critical and they are about 300 GB of macintosh data that I don't want to mess up. Any help and direction on this would be appreciated.