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Backup program overwrites files when you restore NFS-shared NTFS volumes on a Windows Server 2003 R2-based computer

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Consider the following scenario:
  • You are using a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2-based computer that contains network file system (NFS)-shared files.
  • These NFS-shared files reside on an NTFS file system volume.
  • The NFS-shared files include two files that differ only in the case sensitivity of their names. For example, the two files are named a.txt and A.txt.
  • You back up the NTFS volume by using a backup program and then restore the backup.
In this scenario, the backup program overwrites the first file, a.txt, with the second file, A.txt.

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This issue occurs because Win32-based programs do not correctly handle case-sensitive file names.

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More information

For more information about how to use case-sensitive file names on NTFS volumes, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
100625� File names are case sensitive on NTFS volumes

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Keywords: KB912037, kbprb, kbtshoot, kbhowto, kbfileprintservices, kbwinservperf

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Article Info
Article ID : 912037
Revision : 5
Created on : 10/30/2006
Published on : 10/30/2006
Exists online : False
Views : 420