Subject: Re: Manipulating/backing up HFS+ files
To: None <>
From: Mike Parson <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/06/2004 13:20:48
On Mon, Dec 06, 2004 at 02:13:57PM -0500, Louis Guillaume wrote:


> What would be interesting to me is a way to, on the NetBSD machine,
> mount a remote AFP share, and have the files on that volume appear
> to the local machine with the resource forks split out into the
> .AppleDouble directory. Sort of like a reverse netatalk mapping.
> This would enable remote backup of shared HFS+ filesystems on NetBSD.
> Also it could ease the copying from shared HFS+ to netatalk shares.
> Just a crazy idea, but does anything do this?
> I'm thinking of this because we contemplating moving away from Apple
> hardware and AppleFileServer to NetBSD and netatalk. The migration of
> data poses somewhat of a problem with the resource forks.

Just have the Apple fileserver mount the NetBSD file server over
neta-talk and copy it all over from the Mac side.

Michael Parson