Show stopper copying Music from Linux to Windows server

  1. Posts : 11,246
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux

    Show stopper copying Music from Linux to Windows server

    Hi there

    I seem to have hit a wretched snag copying Music files from a Linux to a Windows server.
    A lot of the files refuse to copy because either directory name is too long, file name too long or a combination of both.

    Seems windows has a limitation of 256 - 260 chars. NTFS really is the "Twitter" of File systems with char limitation

    I can't rename these music files --I've loads and loads of them and I don't want to rename them anyway -- files are descriptive of what's in them.

    So I'm afraid until Windows has a proper file system I'm keeping the Linux server and abandoning using Windows for media serving.

    Windows is a fine Desktop OS but for any sort of sensible file / media serving I thing there's still improvements needed to be made --in particular to the file system.

    Pity but there we are.

    For example : Folder Early Music Cd's

    cannot access any music in the folders :

    Show stopper copying Music from Linux to Windows server-filenames1.pngShow stopper copying Music from Linux to Windows server-filenames.png

    The only get around I can see is to run a Linux VM on the windows server -- this works with HYPER-V as I can attach HDD's formatted with Linux File systems but seems a bit pointless doing that when I already have a server !!!!.

    Apart from the wretched file system I LIKE Windows 10 so let's hope Ms update what is now a really old (over a quarter of a century at least) file system. Something with decent journaling, long file names and robust repair possibilities like XFS would be nice.

    Last edited by jimbo45; 01 Aug 2016 at 02:34.
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  3. Posts : 11,246
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
    Thread Starter

    Hi there


    I'll try new build in a VM first when it comes out.

    I only need long filenames for PLEX, Logitech media server and Bose sound touch -- since these already work in Linux / Android (Bose Sound Touch is controlled from Android handset and accesses music files in PLEX) I shouldn't have to worry about about any probs from legacy apps.

    Hopefully new build is out this week.

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