Migrating Files from NW51 to OES1, extended characters in file names are wrong

  • 7001504
  • 02-Oct-2008
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2)
Novell NetWare 5.1


Files that are migrated  from NW51 to OES1 that contain extended characters in the file name are not migrated correctly.
The problem was seen on the  following characters  ñ, Ñ, á,é,í,ó,ú, 


When migrating from NW51, you need to load sms with code page of NW51 server.

On NW server use the command "language" to get the code page of NetWare server

On Linux, open the file /etc/opt/novell/sms/tsafs.conf, add the following line useCodeSet=123
Where 123 is the code page on NetWare server.

After that restart SMDR daemon using the command "rcnovell-smdrd restart"

These steps are documented in OES2 Migration Guide