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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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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Linux software to maintain old/backup versions of directory tree

I am replacing an old Linux file server serving NFS and CIFS. For the new server (still serving CIFS and NFS), I would like to have software that automatically and efficiently maintains old revisions ...
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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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Easy-to-use bandwidth throttler for Ubuntu

I have a Minecraft server and a file server that I host on the same box. I want to set it up so that if someone is playing Minecraft and I'm pushing or pulling files, that neither application hogs ...
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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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Does an SSD in a file server on a gigabit LAN result in noticeably faster file access for end users compared to HDD?

I've read a lot (and experienced) the benefits (fast boot times, quick program launching, quick file access, etc) of using an SSD as the boot drive on a workstation, but haven't been able to find much ...
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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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Unable to Start File Server Resource Manager on Windows Server 2008

I have a Windows Server 2008 (RTM) 32-bit box configured for File Services Role. I installed the File Server Resource Manager feature on the server. When I try to use the snap-in, it gives me the ...
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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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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 ...
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XCOPY access denied error on My Documents folder

Here's the situation. We have a file server set up at \fileserver\ that has a folder for every user at \fileserver\users\first.last I'm running an xcopy command to backup the My Documents folder from ...
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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) ...
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What solutions exist for retaining all files on file server (despite any deletions/changes)?

I am looking for some way to archive all files on our network drive. The files that would be retained are on a single volume on a single file server, which is currently about 800 gigs total. I would ...
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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, ...
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Medium office fileserver: One professional server or multiple cheaper servers in cluster?

What would you recommend for a medium office fileserver? By medium office I mean roughly 100-150 users that connect to the fileserver sporadically during the day. We're talking about 2TB of data and ...
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How can I mount one of my linode boxes as a remote server to another?

I have two linode VPS's running debian lenny and I would like to use one of them for my production server and the other for static media ( nginx ). I have a django admin setup on my production ...
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Shared storage solution for ~200 compute nodes

I have ~200 compute nodes that I run my programs on. When these programs are run, these nodes will need access to a shared location where my data is stored. I need a storage that can house ~3TB of ...
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HP Proliant ML110 G6 as first file server (RAID)?

Bit of a noobie and this will be the 1st server hardware I have purchased. We are a small design studio and I am about to buy our 1st server. I have successfully run Ubuntu on an old PC which has ...
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How to handle data migration when installing a new file server

Most of my file server installs these days seem to involve far too much downtime. The actual server install isn't too bad but migrating the data takes forever now that we have 1TB+ arrays we need to ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to password protect a folder in windows server 2003 over the network [closed]

I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me solve this problem. I have a several computers on a network. Of that network, there is one server(Windows server 2003) that acts as a file server. ...
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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 ...
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User's home drive permissions don't contain system or administrators on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have a user whose home drive has only that user in the permissions. No administrators, etc. I have tried to take ownership as a local administrator however I cant seem to apply settings to the ...
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windows 2003 - Backup File server

Witch is the way to backup file server including directory structure and file permissions? For now, I'm backing up on DVD the files directly, but I want to backup also the Security ACL, It is ...
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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 ...
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avg file server edition, how many connections? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Hello, We have antivirus for all workstations except our file server. I was checking AVG File Server Edition but I ...
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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 ...
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Network Share on File Server Cluster being Interrupted

When I perform heavy disk operations, like deleting 10k files at a time, the network share becomes unresponsive and won't serve out files for a short time. Here's my configuration. I have a failover ...
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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 ...
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FIle Services Resource Manager alternative for Windows Web Server 2008

We need to provide disk quota managment for specific folders. On our hosting server Windows Web Server edition is installed. It has not File Server role that is why I cannot use FIle Services Resource ...
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REST-based file server [closed]

I need to be able to PUT files and GET them later using nothing but HTTP, so I went searching for something that might match the terms "REST file server" or "HTTP file server" or "REST drop-box", etc. ...
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How much memory will a Windows file-server be able to use effectively

In the near future we will be moving our fileserver to a newer box that will be running Windows 2008R2. I want to know how much memory Windows will be able to use for a system that is just a ...
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External Storage for 2TB of backups and 4TB of data RAID level? HW vs Software?

I have a Mac Mini set up as a media center/file server. Currently I just have a hodgepodge mess of external drives for storage. I'm maxed out, and I have some new laptops on the way with much larger ...
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Including file server into domain

We have a file server in our LAN. Windows 2003 Server. It was not included into our domain. Every user has local account on that server, and NTFS permissions are granted to those local accounts. Now ...
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Accessing local files through an http:// address

I would like to access a folder of mp3 files on my local Windows machine through http:// addresses. For example, typing http://localhost:9999/songs/test.mp3 into my browser would play test.mp3, which ...
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Expanding iSCSI LUNs (NTFS)

I have a 4TB iSCSI LUN that formated as NTFS in Windows 2008. I've shared this formated volume as a folder over SMB. When the capacity of this volume is not enough, I have to add more iSCSI LUNs, but ...
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RAID 6 vs RAID 10? Which would you choose

My choice would be RAID 6 for a file server since you can lose two drives and it does not matter which set of two can die. From what I understand with RAID 10 you can lose two drives but if they ...