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Data transfer

By davidwaynenelson ·
I was also needing some opinions about data transfer software and hardware. When fixing a computer or upgradeing someone to a new computer. I would like to move data another way besides through my switch so I was wondering should I get an external HD to hold the data while I fix/upgrade the computers and also does anyone know if the software/hardware would be able to move TPS databases without problems.

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External HD can be good and bad

by Deadly Ernest In reply to Data transfer

I have two external HDs that I use for data transfer and backup, both USB access for ease of use. One fo them came preformatted with Fat32 the other I had to format. I have used them to transfer data between machines using Win XP, Win 2K, Mandrake, Fedora Core 4 and Win NT. I have discovered the following problems.

a. Some long file names on the Win XP and Linux systems get truncated when copied to the FAT32 drive.

b. Drive formatted NTFS on Win XP is often not readbale on Win 2K. Drive formated NTFS on Win 2K is often not readable on Win XP.

If I copy across the network from Win XP to Win 2K or to Linux or the reverse of these I get neither problem.

NB -- If copying from an operating system and back to that same system then format with that system before copying and all is OK. You will no problems at all.

If the drive is big enough and the database is able to be copied as a straight data file it should go perfectly, it is just the same as copying to another drive on that computer.

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