[OpenAFS] Request for Assistance with OpenAFS

Michael Richter m.richter@tu-berlin.de
Wed, 11 Apr 2012 14:12:50 +0200

Are you sure this is the problem?
According to Wikipedia, NTFS has max 255 characters in filename and max=20
32k characters in pathname. HFS+ has max 255 characters in filename and=20
unlimited path length. Do you really have such long paths (more than=20
32,767 characters!!!)?

Mit freundlichen Gr=FC=DFen
Michael Richter

schrieb James Bricknell:
> Hopefully this is a quick and stupid question.
> I have Mac clients on the network who have data in deep folder
> structures with long filename paths, well in excess of the Windows
> 256(255) character limit, and they need to copy their data across onto =
> Windows 2008 R2 Server, which obviously fails when the length of the
> filename goes over this limit.
> If I install Open AFS on this Windows server, will this allow the
> clients to successfully copy the data to a share on an NTFS formatted
> volume on the Windows box? Also, if version 1.7 is implemented as a
> native Windows file system, would I need to format a disk or partition
> on the Windows box as an AFS volume for the Mac users to be able to cop=
> their long filename structures without issue, and would this data be
> able to be browsed locally on the Windows server following copying it
> across?
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