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I have a very old Linux Kernel (I don't even have a GUI) and i'm trying to move the files/folders from Linux to a Windows Server, but still preserve the ...
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    Linux to Windows (save permissions)


    I have a very old Linux Kernel (I don't even have a GUI) and i'm trying to move the files/folders from Linux to a Windows Server, but still preserve the permissions. I'm pretty sure my box is using Samba for file sharing, so i figured i'd use Robocopy. Has anyone done this before? Any other idea's? Any detailed step-by-step documentation?


    Also, I noticed the Linux users are completely different then the Active Directory, does it even make sense to worry about the permissions? What are the benefits?

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    I would work from the Windows machine. Open a window to the
    share. Drag and drop the files.

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    This way won't perserve the permissions correct? Are you saying it's not worth doing so? But i've got 20+ users with different seperate files and some who have access to the same files.

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    A trick would be via creating a tar-ball under Linux and untar it under Windows.

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    I would have thought that working from Windows is the best
    way to respect the permissions. Maybe each user should move his
    own files. That would surely be safe.

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    I would first make a backup of the files before transferring them this will preserve the files in their native format
    then you can use any method you choose

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