No Possible way to migrate mac OS Xserve 10.4.11 file share (400GBs) to new Windows Server 2003?
Posted on 2009-02-23
So after hours of reading, it looks like it's almost impossible to copy over all my data on a shared Xserve to a new Windows Storage Server 2003? Because macs break down their files into different forks (containing data and attributes separately), I cannot successfully combine these into a file that works with a windows NTFS storage system? A simple copy from one server to the other (both joined to the domain) always fails with permissions error messages, despite my chmoding the mac files to 777 and logging in as root in one scenario. I've been trying to find third party tools, some focus on naming convention conversions , but I'm not even positive that's my only problem.
Is there ANY way I can take 400GBs of data from a Mac server running Mac OS 10.4.11 server and copy it to a new network share running Windows Storage Server (basically 2k3 with some added features) SP2? I've inherited this mac server from the previous regime, and I feel like I'm being held hostage to it. It's out of date, and we have this nice powervault sitting here ready to start duty as a replacement file server, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to get the data onto it. I've copied a few individual files here and there just fine, but when I try to do the whole job, it always errors at some point, and then the whole copy stops. I've also heard that even if I do manage to copy the files, they may become corrupt somehow. Does anyone have a clue how to do this?