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Re: SAMBA - preserving case when copying from Solaris UNIX server to HP-UX server

 
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SAMBA - preserving case when copying from Solaris UNIX server to HP-UX server

I have SAMBA running on two different unix platforms, Sun Solaris 2.8, and HP-UX 11.11.
The sun version is version 2.2.8a. The HP version is the 2.2.3a. The HP version is out
of the box.
When copying a file from a Sun Solaris unix server to an HP-UX server,
(either from the windows command prompt, or drag 'n drop from MS Explorer the "CASE"
of the copied file changes from UPPER CASE to LOWER CASE.
If i do the same copy from Solaris to Solaris the CASE is preserved.

Background info, the reason for these type of copies is to simulate a software
management tool's method of moving code from one developemnt server to a production server.
The application is a windows app that uses unix NFS/Samba shares.

I also posted this message on the windows 2000 forum.
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Re: SAMBA - preserving case when copying from Solaris UNIX server to HP-UX server

Add "preserve case" (or some such) to the smb.conf file (for the share or globally). You probably have this on the Sun box, but not the HP box.

HTH.
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Re: SAMBA - preserving case when copying from Solaris UNIX server to HP-UX server

Windows may be doing it. When you do the drag and drop thing you are involving Microsoft's non case-sensitive operating system for the transfer.

I'll bet case is preserved if you run the scp commaand from the command line.

You can do that password free, see the document I'm attaching.

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Re: SAMBA - preserving case when copying from Solaris UNIX server to HP-UX server

changed the smb.conf parameter, "short preserve case = yes", from "no" this had the effect of preserving the case.