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Author Topic: WORKAROUND!!! User permissions and ownership problems for DNS 323  (Read 2943 times)

darthwhit

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Like many other people I had problems with the DNS 323 not allowing me to change ownership or permissions with a number of folders. So I finally found a workaround. I used a program to mount the affected hard drive as a local drive in my Windows 7 64 machine and was able to copy off the affected folders and files and then delete the originals. Once I had them backed up to another location and the original folders where deleted I transferred them back to the DNS 323 using the network.

This will only work if you are not using the raid features of the DNS. I mounted the hard drive as read only until I had the data transferred off and then mounted it with write access so I could delete the original folders prior to transferring my backups back to the DNS.

Here is the tutorial I started with and the link to the program I used.

http://www.soluvas.com/read-browse-explore-open-ext2-ext3-ext4-partition-filesystem-from-windows-7/

http://www.ext2fsd.com/
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laving

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Re: WORKAROUND!!! User permissions and ownership problems for DNS 323
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2010, 01:58:49 AM »

had the same problem, no way of deleting old data and folders (no rights).
mounted disk to Win7 64-bit mashine and voila! couldn't do it there as well.
Problem was that the folder names where also using Estonian letters such as , , , .

My workaround was simple - as it was for backup purposes anyway i formatted drive and did new backup.
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