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Microsoft KB Archive/102471

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Replication Between Windows NT Advanced Server and OS/2

Article ID: 102471

Article Last Modified on 8/8/2001



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1



This article was previously published under Q102471

You can replicate directories or files from a Windows NT NTFS volume to an OS/2 (with LAN Manager 2.x) FAT volume if the filenames meet FAT style naming conventions. The same is true for OS/2 as long as the filenames meet OS/2 HPFS style naming conventions.

Directories or files that do not meet the FAT naming convention (8.3), cannot be replicated from a Windows NT Advanced Server NTFS file system volume to an MS OS/2 LAN Manager 2.x FAT volume.

Directories or files can be replicated from a Windows NT Advanced Server NTFS volume to an MS OS/2 LAN Manager 2.x HPFS volume; however, the names of the directories or files must meet the HPFS conventions.

HPFS filenames must meet the following conventions:

  • Names can be up to 254 characters.
  • Paths and filenames can together be up to 259 characters long.
  • Blank spaces and periods can occur anywhere in the file or directory name.
  • The following characters can be used in naming HPFS files:

    [ ] , + = ;

  • The following characters are not currently allowed:

    < > : " / \ | * ? &

  • You can use uppercase, lowercase, or mixed case.

NTFS filenames must meet the following conventions:

  • Names can be up to 255 characters long.
  • The following characters are not currently allowed:

    ? " / \ < > * | :

NOTE: Windows NT Advanced Server can function as both an import and export replication server. Standard Windows NT can function as only an import server. MS OS/2 LAN Manager can function as both an import and an export server. You can also export from an OS/2 LAN Manager server to a Windows NT workstation.

For more information on replication, query on the following words here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

   replication and overview and nt
        

For information on file naming conventions in the different Windows NT file systems, query on the following key words in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

   FAT and HPFS and NTFS and NAME
        


Additional query words: prodnt

Keywords: kbother KB102471