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10.6: Force the sytem to use ._ resource forks in SMB mounts
Authored by: fritza on Mar 12, '10 10:59:08AM

This is a life-saving hint. I have a question:

I'm repairing metadata and resource forks lost in an "enterprise-quality transfer" of files from Mac OS X Server 10.4 to a SMB share. Running rsync from the Mac server got me the ._files I needed, and using this fix shows the files as repaired. (Hint: Use Darwin Ports to install rsync 2.6.6 .)

However, the SMB share has been in use for some months (don't look at me, I was called in for rescue) since the enterprise-quality transfer, and I worry that metadata and resource forks have been written to it using NTFS streams. If we turn NTFS streaming off (at either end), will the new metadata/resources become invisible?

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