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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What program/service should I use to set up a file server and browse those files on the web? [closed]

I'm new to networking and IT, so I apologize for any gaps of knowledge in my query. I want to set up a file server for at least ten Windows 7 workstations so that these computers can download and ...
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Permissions not being inherited

So I have a parent folder FolderA which has: Administrator FullControl Allow FileAccessGroup FullControl Allow TerminalServerDeny FullControl Deny FolderB is a sub-folder with Inheritance enabled ...
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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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Copying large files to Server 2008 compressed directory very slow with no obvious reason

I've observed a curious problem with our Windows Server 2008 x64 based file server when copying large (~3GB) files from a Windows 7 x64 workstation. The copy becomes extremely slow often proceeding at ...
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Storage of large number of files for a web application

There's an old discussion whether and application should store its files in a database or in the filesystem. Both have their pros and cons. I want to know if there's any specific system for ...
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Hyper-V File Server Clustering - at my wit’s end [duplicate]

I am at my wit’s end with File Server clustering under Hyper-V. I am hoping that someone might be able to help me figure out this Gordian Knot of a technology that seems to have dead ends (like ...
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Is there a way to limit the network bandwidth / filesystem use per user over NFS on a Solaris 10 file server?

We have a large file server running on Solaris 10 and about 200 computing nodes running on Ubuntu. The nodes access the file server over NFS. The load gets larger and larger over time. Is there a way ...
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How to design a simple Ubuntu File Server with XP clients network: accounts system

I want to switch from an old Windows Server 2003 server with Active Directory to a simple Ubuntu fileserver in a kind of school building with Windows XP client machines, with a minimum impact to ...
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Customizing apache directory listing

I have a server with Apache directory listing. I have styled it a little bit, and tried owncloud as well, but the solution I found best was a little themed Apache directory listing. However, I would ...
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How can I safely run windows 2008 server as a fileserver in VMWare ESXI?

We are planning to add a virtual disk to an existing "windows 2008 R2" domain controller. The new disk will act as a fileserver for the domain. (The administration said we should do it this way to ...
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Managing disks for File Server on Hyper-V VM

I want to set up a File Server role on a Hyper-V VM on a Windows 2012 Server host. What would be the best way to set up the system in terms of handling the underlying storage disk? The scenario's I ...
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Windows Search Service on File server

We currently have a Server 2008 R2 file server hosting DFS ABE Shares that are pushed out to our Citrix XenApp 6.5 (published desktop) users as mapped drives via GPO. Recently there have been a lot ...
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Moving shared folders and user profile folders to a new server

I need to retire a file server soon. I was wondering if there is a correct way to transfer department shares and user profile folders to the new server in a way that retains all folder and subfolder ...
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What's the best way to mount a file share for a CentOS-based webserver?

I use CentOS with Apache and PHP5 to make web development servers. Files (html, php, js, etc...) are located on a network file share (SMB) : So, basically, developpers work on Windows workstations ...
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File Server: to zip or not to zip

My workplace shares a SMB fileserver for storing documents and files that we receive from clients. The contents of these directories are usually a mixture of Documents (PDF, .docx) and images. Clients ...
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How to list Samba 4 shares using server's IP and Kerberos authentication?

I am successfully able to list the Samba 4.0.3 shares by using smbclient -L myhostname -k command. However I am unable to do the same by using smbclient -L 192.168.1.2 -k and I get the session ...
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Samba shares empty and not writeable when browsing OS X 10.8

When I mount a Samba share it works, but it doesn't show me any files, even though they exist on the server, I also cannot write files to the share either. The server is CentOS 6.4, running Samba. ...
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Cons of using a Windows 7 machine as a file server? [closed]

I'm in the process of setting up a file server for about 6 people. Windows 7 isn't meant to be used as a server, but given the small amount of clients, I wonder what kind of obstacles could I face if ...
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how to copy move files in a remote server without downloading

CURRENT ESCENARIO: REMOTE Debian VPS in an untrusted datacenter (i.e. a third party hosting provider) serving files to the Office through internet. LOCAL Office with 4 Ubuntu, Mint and Debian ...
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Moving uploaded files through a DMZ

I'm transitioning a web app (runs on LAMP) from a single host to a configuration with the php/apache app running on a public facing server in a DMZ. The app connects to mysql which is sitting in a ...
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Accessing a NAS which does not integrate with active directory

I have an external NAS, sadly there is no integration with active directory natively, but I need to store certain files on there for backup purposes and be able to access them depending on the user ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2 as Fileserver is not available in network

we are operating a Windows Server 2003 R2. After a restart the server with its shares is reachable via unc and ip (e.g. \\ws\folder1 or \\10.18.2.3\folder1). That works for at least 5 minutes after a ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 Metafile cache behaviour

We have a Windows Server 2008R2 server with 32GB of RAM, and ~1,000,000 file system objects across 15Tb of storage. The utilization is very low (only supporting 2 developers) so keeping the file ...
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*tiny* SOHO fileserver upgrade recommendations in 2012? [closed]

I say 2012 as we'll likely be buying last year's hardware. We're non-profit (a two-man operation), and this purchase isn't on project funding, so we're cost-restricted, but I always advocate for ...
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Windows Fileserver Allow users to manage permissions on folders they create

I have a Windows 2008 R2 Fileserver serving Win and Mac (SMB) clients. I have say 5 folders: Happy Sad Lonely Stinky and Grumpy. All of the folders should be public to domain users except Happy and ...
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Domain accounts not visible in ACL on Windows Server 2008

We have two new servers running Windows Server 2008. One is a file server and one a DC. The file server is joined to the domain, but when we attempt to edit NTFS ACLs, domain objects are not ...
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Hardware requirements for servers [closed]

We have to buy a number of servers in my organisation - and after some thinking about blade vs rack, we rather want to go in direction rack - mostly due to cost considerations. Our organisation is a ...
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Secure filesharing protocol for fileserver [closed]

I'm setting up a fileserver, and I want lots of clients to easily access it. Up to now I've always used SSHFS to share between different PCs, but since I'm setting up a single fileserver, I'm looking ...
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RAID 50 24Port Fast Writes Slow Reads - Ubuntu

What is going on here?! I am baffled. serveradmin@FILESERVER:/Volumes/MercuryInternal/test$ sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/Volumes/MercuryInternal/test/test.fs bs=4096k count=10000 10000+0 records in ...
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Switching to Rack Mounted Servers [closed]

I'm primarily used to using Computer Towers as basic servers for the company I've been administrating for a while. And we now wish to move away from that to a rack facility. I have no idea (not the ...
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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 ...
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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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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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synchronization between two (or more) file servers : block open files to avoid conflicts

"Short version": When a user opens a file on a local share, other users can open only in read-only, until it is closed. I want this to be true for the remote copy of the file: read-only when the local ...
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Advise on buying server for small office. [closed]

I have a little office and 30 members of staff who all need to save resources and keep backups etc I have been offered by a friend of mine 3 x HP DL380 G3 Dual Xeon 2.4Ghz Rackmount Servers I was just ...
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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 ...