I am running several Netware 6.5 sp5 servers. One of these exclusively for
student use. About a year ago we set up a student computer lab with about
100 Linux Desktop workstations. The students can save files created on
these Linux WS on the Netware 6.5 server. At about the same time the new
lab was set up, I started having problems backing up the home directories
on the student server. The backup process just hangs, but does not abend
the server. You cannot exit from SBCON in this state.

I now think this problem is because Linux Desktop allow long file names
that contain characters such as "\ / * : ? < > |" which are certainly not
supported on Windows. It's a bit difficult to test this, but I never
experience the problem backing up files that do not contain these
characters. Has anyone else experienced this? Does anyone know if SBCON
supports names with these characters? Any suggestions or tips will be
greatly appreciated.