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Hi, I use Pegasus RAID formatted HFS on a mac and would like to migrate about 3tb of data back onto the drive after formatting it as NTFS for use on an new windows machine. I use Retrospect 13.5 on a mac. Any tips or suggestions for a fast and reliable method to rehome the data with verify would be much appreciated. Is verify even reliable when changing formats? I was thinking about using retrospect to 'copy' the data either via direct connection and smb or formatting an external hard drive as exfat. I'm not sure whether exfat will be a sensible thing or also whether I would need a windows retrospect license for this. Would appreciate and suggestions or advice on the matter.
Retrospect has the ability to backup and restore not only files and folders but NTFS permissions. However, it appears Retrospect does not backup (or restore) the owner of the files and folders. Instead it seems to set the file and folder owner as the user under which Retrospect is being run -- in my case administrator. This means that if I am using Microsoft-recommended file and folder permissions for redirected home folders ( http://support.microsoft.com/kb/274443 ) that when the restore of the data finishes the user who used to own the folder no longer owns it and cannot access it. With around 500 users at our company this means that after the Retrospect restore for their 500 home folders finishes I have to go in and change the owner of each of 500 home folders to the correct user so the user can access their data. Does anyone know of a better solution to this problem, or is there a way to make Retrospect restore data with the correct owner? Dan