I am in the process planning to upgrade one of our servers from Netware 6.5 SP6 to SLES10.1. I have two 300GB NSS volumes that I need to backup, format and install SLES10.1 and then I need to restore the files to some new NSS volumes.

What I have done for right now is rsync the files but I keep getting messages like "files vanished" even though they are not in use. I'm sure its a limitation of special characters in the file names, they are not over the 255 character length limit.

What would be some of my other options? Is it possible to TAR files on a Netware Server? Permissions are a non issue... easily restored. I just don't want to miss any files.

Thanks in advance,