Convert UNIX files into Windows files

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We are running out of space in a unix server, so need to shift/convert all the unix server files into a Dell windows server. since we are running out of space in unix server we cannot use any space in the unix server. please advice how we can do this. If we FTP the files the how the unix file structure is understood by windows server. 

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UNIX/Windows

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You should use the NFS service to transfer the files from the UNIX server to the Windows server. Microsoft has a nice article on the process here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324060

But is the UNIX server just used for sharing files, or does it have more functions? Why couldn’t you just add additional storage space to the UNIX server?

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  • pwopen12
    Thanks very much for your reply. This is an old server(15 years) running on 100m. so we don't want to add more disks.
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  • TomLiotta
    If we FTP the files the how the unix file structure is understood by windows server. That can depend on what kind of files they are. If they are from a UNIX application that is used by your site, the files might not be understood by anything running on Windows. Tell us something about how the files are generated. What programs use the files? What platform do those programs run on? At the simplest, you might only need to drag/drop shared directories from the UNIX system to your Windows server. At a more complex level, it might be necessary to run an export procedure on UNIX and then run a related import process on Windows. Without a description of what's being copied, it'll all be guesses. Tom
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  • orangehat
    Depending on your expertise in linux using cp and how many subdirectories we're talking about you could use scp (port 22) to the linux box and drag and drop via windows using winscp. it's free and works like a champ. www.winscp.net
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  • Crazy4tek
    winscp is free and will give you a good throughput on a windows 2k3 box, best results would be if both source and destination servers are in a same subnet.
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