If I were trying to get the data off, I would probably try rsync. There
is a DOS version supposedly available here:
You can run the rsync client on the WfW 3.11 machine, and an rsync
server on a linux box or a Windows box running DeltaCopy.
rsync is nice since it will do delta copies. If the transfer fails in
the middle, it can pick up from where it left off.
On 02/09/2012 10:28 AM, Avery Bacon wrote:
> Hello All,
> One of my clients has been processing research data on a computer
> running Windows for Workgroups 3.11 and has, until recently, been able
> to FTP to zoo to access and save the data in a more convenient
> location. Both the FTP client and the filetransfer website are getting
> connection refused errors (in addition to other browser errors). I've
> attempted to change the network settings to allow the computer to
> share files on the network, but am consistently getting an "MS-DOS
> error 25: Unknown error."
> I have verified that the network card is working (IP address and ping
> response). The 3.5" floppy drive on the machine is not functioning,
> and transferring the data using floppy disks would be excessively slow
> in any case due to the size and number of the files (~170MB of data
> per subject). There are connectors for 25-pin and 37-pin serial
> devices as well as a 50-pin SCSI.
> Ultimately, we need to a) retrieve processed data from the machine and
> b) finish processing a small number of data sets which are not hosted
> on this machine. Any suggestions for either goal would be extremely
> helpful. I can be reached off-list at [log in to unmask]
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Enterprise Technology Services
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT USA