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    backing Up Mac in Windows Domain

    Hi All.

    Got a bit of a weird problem. I have a bunch of iMacs that I have attached to both our Mac and Windows domains. I have users logging on with their AD accounts and saving their work in their own areas on the MAcs - I know far from ideal but at the time it was the only option I had. I now want to get the things sorted properly and have them save to a share on either the Mac Server or a Windows device. However, before I do that, I want to take a backup of each iMac.

    I created a folder on a Windows server and shared it, accessing the share from an iMac. I then just copied the contents of the iMac Users folder onto the share. However, when I check the size of a users folder on an an iMac and compare this to the folder size on the Windows server there is a big difference!! I am sure this is me doing something wrong, but is it possible that not all contents of a Mac folder will be copied to Windows? Will Windows compress a file automatically, if it is in a Mac format?

    thanks for your help.


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    Log in to the macs as the administrator and copy the 'root\Users' folder across to the windows share.
    That should give you everything you need.
    If you're worried, just check the windows share to see all necessary folders and libraries are included.

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    Use sudo ditto from the command line to ensure you get everything

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