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8dot3 filename creation

 
CA1257110
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8dot3 filename creation

I have a pair of NAS2000S, set up by someone who has now left the company, which has registry NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation set to 1 (i.e. don't create 8.3 filenames). Is there any special reason for doing this on HP NAS 2000 - or can I safely change it ?
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CA1118839
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Re: 8dot3 filename creation

Graham,

Microsoft NTFS 8.3 file name support was disabled on the StorageWorks NAS 2000s to improve performance of the Storage server. The next NAS Service Release will provide an option to enable 8.3 file name support.
CA1257110
New Member

Re: 8dot3 filename creation

Presumably changing the registry setting will only slow it down (how much?), not cause any other unwanted side-effects ?