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2answers
47 views

Options for SATA ports on motherboard for Files server [closed]

I am planning to build a big file server. (Windows or FreeNAS). I need at lease 300T of space. what options do I have to RAID all disks together? I mean on physical level what kind of connection ...
2
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3answers
137 views

Should I use ec2 as a file server?

I need to be able to share user uploaded content across multiple EC2 application servers. I have looked at rsync, mounted NFS, and S3 as potential options of being able to share this data in almost ...
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1answer
191 views

What's the best protocol to use for a NAS server? [closed]

I'm thinking of setting up a new box as a dedicated file server and I was wondering if there was any sort of consensus on what the best file sharing protocol to use would be. I use SMB right now, but ...
2
votes
3answers
469 views

How can I build a file server that we can incrementally grow, in Linux?

I work in an scientific lab with a limited budget and ever-growing need for storage. A year ago we needed ~2-3 TB storage, today we need 13+ TB which fills our current server (linux, raid 6 with 9 ...
3
votes
5answers
387 views

How to maintain one file across many production servers (Windows and Linux)

My organization wants to centrally manage an Oracle TNSnames file for all of their production servers. When that file changes, they want to be able to push out the changes to all servers that use it ...
2
votes
2answers
108 views

Basic samba server install?

I am looking to do a simple Samba server install on my Ubuntu 11.04 VM. What I need is some shares to be public and few shares to be private. What I need to know is what I have to keep in the config ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

What is a simple linux based file server with web front end for upload and download to user folders?

I'm running an Ubuntu 10.4 system. I have freedom to install mostly whatever packages I need (free non-commercial only) and I can program/script C++, python, JavaScript comfortably and probably work ...
0
votes
4answers
3k views

What Linux server distro is best for a dedicated webserver and a file server? [closed]

I just wanted to know which Linux server distro is most compatible/stable for a dedicated Web Server and a separate dedicated File server. And also please suggest me for a file server what would be ...
3
votes
1answer
262 views

Alias for AD account?

I've got a Linux file server set up by the previous IT department with permissions set up to allow Jane to access a certain folder with the username "jane" My new AD domain that I put in has ...
7
votes
6answers
940 views

Linux file server for an inexperienced admin

A charity I volunteer for wants a file server for their mostly Windows machines (about five XP and 7 machines, with some Mac laptops every now and then). For the server, I have a PC with an Intel Core ...
0
votes
3answers
368 views

Strange File-Server I/O Spikes - What Is Causing This?

I am currently having a problem with a small Linux server that is providing file-sharing services to four Windows 7 32-bit clients. The server is an AMD PhenomX3 with two Western Digital 10EADS (1TB) ...
2
votes
1answer
156 views

Multi-threaded linux antivirus software that works with new kernels

Q1: Does anyone know of some real-time, on-access protection antivirus software for linux, that is capable of fully utilizing multi-core processors of today? I am having issues using KAV for Samba, ...
2
votes
1answer
353 views

How to securely sync files from a Windows-based filer to a Linux-based filer?

I have a Windows filer behind a corporate fire wall and a Linux-based filer in a cloud installation. I've been attempting do an rsync-over-ssh-tunnel of files from the Windows filer to the Linux ...
1
vote
1answer
625 views

Configuring samba to change ownership virtually

We have 2 ubuntu 8.04 LTS fileservers running samba version 3.0.28a-1ubuntu4.12, they export samba shares for windows server 2003 machines. There is no windows AD domain, just plain user ...
3
votes
3answers
195 views

System to keep folder synchronized with remote server

We have a Linux server with a couple of NFS shares on our local network, and we want to be able to access the data on those shares from some remote machines outside of the LAN. What we are planning on ...
5
votes
4answers
372 views

Best choice for a Linux temporary files server?

For a specific project, I have to implement a temporary files server : the server must serve medium sized binary files (around 1 MB) the maximum lifetime of files is 5 minutes files will be uploaded ...
0
votes
1answer
388 views

Convert an old PC to Ubuntu File Server

I have an old PC (P-III 550Mhz, 512MB RAM) which has reliably served as my local development server for years. I now want give it this box additional role of a file server for network backups, by ...
1
vote
4answers
382 views

Which linux for raid/fileserver?

i will get an ibm x3500 in the next days and wondered which linux i should use. i tend to use ubuntu 10.04 server, haven't heard anything bad about it and i'm a big debian fan. there will be a raid ...
0
votes
2answers
185 views

Samba internal network fileserver (without passwords)

I'm trying to setup very simple file server with Samba. Security is not concern, as server is only accessible from internal network that's why my configuration problem looks like this: [global] ...
4
votes
7answers
1k views

Receive email alerts from Linux file server

GOAL: Get a text file on my file server into my gmail inbox. The file server is running Ubuntu Server 8.04 I currently SSH into it from time to time and to check logs, SMART stats for hard drives, ...
12
votes
15answers
8k views

Build a low-power file server

I would like to build a file server for backups. The server needs to be available 24/7 in a mixed Windows/Linux network, but service should not exceed 1 hour per day. Thats why power consumption is my ...
2
votes
6answers
823 views

Replace FileServer with DROBO

We have a Linux FC4 (old!) running with two mirrored sata drives (200gb each). This old setup has been working for years with Samba. The server is an IBM Netfinity that in my opinion, it uses too much ...
1
vote
4answers
2k views

Run an rsync replication script under a user other than root

How can I run an rsync backup/replication script in a user other than root while preserving permissions? This is a multi-user fileserver, where each user has a *nix account for permissions. Running ...
11
votes
6answers
857 views

Windows Admin looking to start out small with Linux (ubuntu) file server

I work strictly with Windows machines only (save for the one small aix unix box that was just replaced). In the past, in an attempt to self-educate in Linux, I have installed various versions of ...
16
votes
17answers
18k views

What network file sharing protocol has the best performance and reliability?

We have a setup with a few web servers being load-balanced. We want to have some sort of network shared storage that all of the web servers can access. It will be used as a place to store files ...
26
votes
14answers
11k views

File Server - Storage configuration: RAID vs LVM vs ZFS something else…?

We are a small company that does video editing, among other things, and need a place to keep backup copies of large media files and make it easy to share them. I've got a box set up with Ubuntu ...