"8.3 name creation" - any good reason to disable it?

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by DR, Oct 20, 2009.

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    DR Guest

    Is there ever any particularly good reason to dissable "8.3 name creation"
    on windows 2008? Even with 300,000 - 400,000 files in a directory, I haven
    not been able to get a performance difference between the two settings.
    Assuming each file is atlest 1MB in size, is there any real additional
    wear and tear on the hard drive when "8.3 name creation" is enabled?
    DR, Oct 20, 2009
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    Dave Patrick Guest

    Try asking them here. x-posted to: microsoft.public.storage



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    Dave Patrick, Oct 26, 2009
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    Eric Gisin Guest

    The directories need both LFN and generated SFN entries. It probably mattered 15 years ago.
    You get spurious results from SFNs when you do "dir h???????.*".
    Eric Gisin, Nov 6, 2009
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