Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Hi the company I work for is currently trying to move a Magento installation from one server to another - however, the product images are saved in folders alphabetically indexed folders - but with an added twist, some of the letters are the same but have a different case -


a, A, b, C, D, e, E, f, F, G, h, I

That being the case, when we try to drag those files down from FTP in order to move them, Windows does not honour the case sensitive distinction and we are losing several image folders. Is there a simple workaround for this issue? Any help is greatly appreciated.

regards SWK

share|improve this question
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Is it a Linux -> Windows -> Linux move?

If so, then just tar/gzip the directory, FTP it across and unpack.

command to create an archive:

tar czf archive.tar.gz /path/to/current/install

command to unpack:

cd /new/path
tar zxf archive.tar.gz
share|improve this answer
many thanks, that should do the trick - though in hindsight I feel slightly thick! Linux not my native environment... – sunwukung Apr 13 '10 at 9:03
no prob, that's what this site is for :) – rytis Apr 13 '10 at 10:10

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.