backing Up Mac in Windows Domain
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.