A file server is a computer attached to a network that has the primary purpose of providing a location for shared disk access, i.e. shared storage of computer files (such as documents, sound files, photographs, movies, images, databases, etc.) that can be accessed by the workstations that are ...

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Raid advice : one raid5 or two raid1 on small fileserver

i recently start working in a new (small) company having an "old" file server with windows server 2003 and an hw raid 5 with four disks. Last week the server is dead. We decided to build up a newer ...
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Removing File Services Role From A Domain Controller [closed]

Someone in my office install the file service role on the domain controller, while trying to remove the role for the domain controller. I get the message that I have to remove the active directory ...
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Slow Citrix connection related to mapped network drives

I have this weird issue with Citrix being slow and maybe users just being a little dramatic, but I am curious as to why that happens. Let me give you a little bit of a background. Citrix is running ...
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Unwanted forced authentication after server restart (Win 2k3)

We're running a Win 2k3 R2 Standard 64-bit edition server. On this server we're running a fileserver and the ability to allow remote login to our network through vpn. We do not currently utilize a ...
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how to solve NT_STATUS_HOST_UNREACHABLE in CentOS when connecting to (windows) file server via SAMBA

I am using CentOS and I need to connect to a file server running on windows. My friend told me that I need to install SAMBA to be able to do that. and so I installed samba and when I try to check if ...
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Which RAID/LVM configuration for new 2x8TB file server is safest?

I just built a totally new PC to be a fileserver. It has one 60gb SSD for OS (ubuntu 12.04), and 8 2tb data drives in it. I am looking for the safest, most stable way to set up a single giant ...
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Best way of sharing files over 2 sites (locations) with Windows Server 2008r2

I'm currently learning Windows Server 2008r2 and am going to be setting up a network which spreads over 2 different buildings. The only connection between them is the internet and the users need to be ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Setting up a Windows Server 2008 R2 DC + Fileserver : native or virtual?

I want to deploy a new DC + Fileserver using Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard Edition on a Dell PowerEdge R410 and iSCSI storage for a small business (~30 people). Should I install the system ...
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Advices in moving files to a FileServer

Do you know any roadmap or plan for centralizing organizational data in a server? We buyed our first server and we are planning to use Turnkey Fileserver to store files from management offices which ...
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File Server Resource Manager attempting to access quota.xml on System Reserved partition?

I've got a new install of Server 2008 R2 that is designed to be our quota server for user home directories and shared areas. I installed FSRM and set up a few quotas to try out. They worked fine but ...
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How do I disconnect users from a file stored on a NAS?

We recently migrated our file servers from a Windows file server to an EMC VNXe NAS device. Previously, when a user needed into a critical file that someone else had open and the situation warranted, ...
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Deleting blocked caused by thumb.db on Windows 2008 as a file server

I have a Windows Server 2008 which I am using to store media files. I am accessing this server via a mapped drive from my Win 7. Both are x64. When trying to delete folders, rename, move I get the ...
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Cygwin's RSYNC for large data transfer

I'm using rsync from Cygwin to do a large scale data transfer from an aging HP MSA 1000 to a new DAS attached to a different server. I have a daemon running on the remote server in read only mode and ...
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Building linux infrastructure that similar to windows solutions

I am working on Microsoft gold partner organization in last 3 months. All of our IT solutions based on Microsoft products. Here are the basic lists of products that we using our maintenance DHCP ...
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How do permissions work once a sharing layer is involved?

I have a fileserver running OpenIndiana, and I have multiple clients of all flavours. Windows, OSX and Linux (mainly Ubuntu). I share out some ZFS filesystems over AFP, CIFS, NFS. I understand the ...
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Predefined size of a file when downloading via Apache server?

I've got a file called "stream.ogg" which is, well, an internet radio station. If a user tries to download the file, it always appears as "210mb" no matter what OS they try to save it from. I've got ...
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dfs replication: One replication group per share or a single replication group for all shares

I am currently migrating from a Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard to a Windows Server 2008 file server. I want to do a "soft" migration by using dfs replication. Now I am wondering what is the best ...
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Can I expect better read/write performance for fileservers in large companies shortly? [closed]

Thanks to this article (in Norwegian), I started researching a bit about the new Intel Solid-State Drive 710 Series, which is a MLC with about 30 times improved endurance. It seems like they are ...
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Web-based file server solution

Like many companies, we're running a Windows-based file server which all users have access to the root, then each folder is access controlled appropriately. It's behind a VPN and works reasonably ...
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Fileserver no writeaccess with ubuntu but windows [closed]

i have no write writing permission on the fileserver, the user has all priviliges. Its working fine with windows! There i can write, but on my ubuntu 10.10 only reading. i've mounted the drive with ...
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How do I view NTFS metadata?

On a Windows Server 2008 R2 file server, we are encountering a memory usage problem. We used RAMMap to troubleshoot, and found that 10GB of NTFS Metadata is being cached in memory and never gets ...
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RAID config. for a Heavily Used File Server

I'm building a new file server to replace an existing server. The current workload is about 50 connections that are heavily reading and writing files all day long. It is about 50/50 read to write. ...
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Windows 2008 R2 File Server Cluster vs. DFS

We're currently using 2 Windows 2008 R2 with DFS but discovered some issues with: replication of permissions (permissions are not replicated across DFS members) replication of quota (quota is ...
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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 ...
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Is FreeNAS 8 ready for production? or Any sugg. for a free fileserver?

I need a free fileserver solution mixed Mac/Win environment for the small print shop I work at. We are having problems with using SMB on OS-X (file w/o extensions are getting lost and weird SMB lag ...
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Should I merge the Fileserver into our ESXi server?

I was considering migrating the fileserver to the ESXi box and having it use its own datastore and separate drives. Is this a bad idea? With the backups for the ESXi servers on there, it kind of ...
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How many disk seeks does it take to append one byte of data to a file?

I have a program, which adds one byte of data to a file placed on a file server. I would like to know, how many disk seeks this takes, when the file is opened and closed after writing each byte of ...
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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 ...
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Ideal server specs/software for mail, file, and database storage

I'm trying to figure out what the ideal set up would for a few servers. 1) Website 1) Mail server 1) Database server 1) file server In this given scenario, say there is a site that will offer each ...
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Users have multiple sessions in 2003 file server

Our office uses Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 for our file server. In the File Server Management console, under Sessions (Local) many of the users have multiple sessions listed, most of them on the same ...
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Hide Total Size and Free Space on Network Drives

I would like to know if there is a way, preferably through Group Policy, that one can hide the total size listing and the free space listing on network drives. We have an active directory environment ...
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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 ...
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What is a good tool that can traverse deep NTFS paths?

There are some files on our fileserver that cannot be deleted, because the directory structure is too deep. I have read: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320081 and at resolution #5 it is suggested to ...
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What is an effective file server setup?

I know this question may be fairly simple, but because it seems to be common knowledge, I cannot find anything on the topic. There are many different file servers available, but I am trying to figure ...
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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 ...
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On Windows 2003 Server as File Server what it is better creating groups by directory or by profile?

I have a file server with 20 shared folders one for each department and their emploees have write permission through a AD group with same name of that folder. The thing is some people have to write ...
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Is this idea about distributed database server with centralized storage feasible?

I often use SQLite for creating simple programs in companies. The database is placed on a file server. This works fine as long as there are not more than about 50 users working towards the database ...
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btrfs vs. ZFS on a Ubuntu file server

I have a server which is running Ubuntu (Server Edition), and its main job is serving files through FTP (vsftpd) and AFP (netatalk). My /srv directory is starting to fill up, and I need to add more ...
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DFS replication and disk quotas on Windows 2008 R2 file servers

How is disk quota treated in a DFS environment? Do quotas also get replicated to member servers? How do you setup quotas and file screening for this kind of environment? I'd like to know your ...
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Hardware recommendations / parts list for a modern, quiet ZFS NAS box - 2011-Feb edition [closed]

I want to build some really reliable storage for my data, and it seems that ZFS is the only filesystem at the moment that does live checksumming. That rules out DroboPro, so I'm looking to building a ...
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Small Business File Server With 5 Remote Offices

I have 5 offices 2 having 10 employees each and the other 3 having 2 each. Each of my offices will be connected to each other with fortinet products (within the month). I want files to be locked ...
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Can you span a single file share across multiple servers?

Let's say I have one large file server that has a company-wide share. That file server constantly runs into space issues. Now let's say I have a dozen or so random servers (print servers, web ...
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Windows 7 ssh file server

I have looked at the other posts, but have not quite found an answer. I have a question about windows file sharing over SSH. I have copssh installed and it is working for Remote desktop connections. ...
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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 ...
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Best RAID setup for multimedia fileserver? [closed]

I'm building a fileserver for my small office. We do film and multimedia design. Only 3 clients connected. The server is primarily for local access to graphic assets and video files. I'm looking ...
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Setup a local file server for two networks

Hi I would like to setup a local linux file server (using centos and samba) that can be accessed by two independent local networks in the same house. I have 2 networks on the same floor which have ...
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Cost of storing many files on a fileserver

I need to store a lot of data contained in SQLite databases on a file server. I have the opportunity to split the data up into many files. This means that there is less risk of a large part of the ...
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Windows 2008 Server on mixed ethernet speeds — download from share slow, but fast plain TCP

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 server that is AD controller and file server. I have a problem that Windows XP clients experience terribly slow (less than 10Mbps, really less than ...