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NtBackup.exe to backup and restore data and ACL's from a Netware volume RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    We have an application that behaves exactly like the NtBackup.exe and does some extra functionality based on our product. This has been working fine for almost all fileservers including EMC and NetAPP that support CIFS and windows based AD.

    We have a beta deployment in progress with a customer who has a Novel File Server and a Novel based AD. When we run our application to backup a Novel share from a windows client we observed that we could not backup the security stream. On further investigation we observed that even NTBackup cannot backup the security stream from a Novel Backend.

    We identified that tbackup.exe can be used to backup information from a Novel Backend but cannot restore security information on a windows backend.

    MS provides a migration tool where the Novel users need to be migrated first to a Windows AD and then the data can be migrated to a windows server.

    Is there any other known tool, methodology or workaround where we can use NtBackup.exe to backup and restore data and ACL's from a Netware volume to a Windows Server?

    Thanks,
    Nikhil

    Friday, July 14, 2006 2:54 PM