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Appleshare IP 6.2 & XP not saving files

By Sceva ·
I have a Mac OS 8.6 file server running Appleshare 6.2. I have a windows 2000 Pro and an XP Pro computer that access files on that drive. I have 2 problems: From a windows machine I can create a folder, but cannot rename it (also have trouble creating new files). Also, I have set up some folders as "make available offline" on the pc's. If I add a file to one of these folders while offline, when I try to synchronize I get a message stating that the system cannot find the file specified, and it is not copied to the Mac.

I have searched for a solution and haven't found anything that worked. I think the easiest thing will be to use another windows 2000 pc as the file server for the PC's, and then set up a batch file on the MAC to copy the folders from the pc server to the Mac daily (because the tape backup is on the Mac...)

So I am either looking for a solution to the file/folder create problem, or how to do a batch file on the Mac to copy the files on a daily basis without human intervention.


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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to Appleshare IP 6.2 & XP no ...


I am just adding these 2 links.


but the real gem is at

which basicly says there is a ipshare update


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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to

of course the link at MS refering to apple did not work.

here is the correct one.


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by Sceva In reply to

Checked out the links. I had seen these before. I have version 6.2 of ASIP and they say it is going to cost $500 to upgrade, which is out of our budget. And I have seen conflicting reports as to which versions of 6.3 and OS 9 will fix the problem. So I definately don't want to put several hundred dollars into the old mac and it not work.

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by glyall In reply to Appleshare IP 6.2 & XP no ...

First I do not know MAC.
Years ago I did use Unix, but I forgot how.

Win 2000 and XP have a Scheduled Tasks that you can do. Does MAC have something like that.
It should. If not you can write a scipt file to do it if I remember right.

You have to copy the file from the Windows machine to the MAC.

A lot of Unix code got in Windows a long time ago.

Good Luck

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by Jaqui In reply to Appleshare IP 6.2 & XP no ...

are the folders being created within a shared directory?
do the client machines have write access to the existing share, and to the new folder by default?

as for backing up, you will need to set a cron job to automatically syncronise files, or else configure the apps on the windows boxes to automatically save into the share on the mac,not on the windows boxes at all.

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by Sceva In reply to

Yes, we are trying to create folders, files in a shared directory. I have set the APIP settings to allow the clients read/write access. I even set them up as owners of the folders, but that didn't seem to help.

I am familiar with cron from a little linux work I have done. Would that be on my Mac os 8.6 (if so where would I find it) or do I need to install it? (if so where can I find a copy?) And is there any specific settings that I can use to either delete the existing folder and copy the entire contents from the PC server, or just copy the files that have been updated?


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