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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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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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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List connections to OS X Server, and what sharepoint they have mounted?

I have an Xserve running OS X Server 10.4.11. It has Apple File Protocol enabled to share a few dozen sharepoints on the local network. I would occasionally like to get a listing of who is currently ...
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Previous versions not available on file server share. But vss seems to be working

At my workplace we inherited a file server running Windows 2008 R2. (Core server unfortunatly, so no GUI) Last year we decided it would be nice to have previous versions of files available for users. ...
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is it possible to delegate file srv and print srv managing to other users in windows 2008 R2 without giving them full admin rights?

we have some field service guys that work locally for some of our customers, we want to transfer the tasks of managing file servers and print servers to them. first we Thought about giving them local ...
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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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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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Domain shared folder with user restricted subfolders

I have a domain running on a virtual windows server 2012 R2. Another virtual servers hosts our file server. To that end I need a shared folder accessible by all domain users. No problem there. However ...
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Accessing files located on the file server from the DMZ

I need to set in place a new ASP.NET MVC solution where authenticated users can download files (originally located on the internal network). For security reasons, accessing internal network from the ...
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Connecting to Windows fileserver from outside local network

I'm quite new to Windows Server and all its finesse. I have already set up a webserver, fileserver and VPN. What I would like to know is it possible to use the folder I have set up on the fileserver ...
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Get file access permission of a specific user on a server in a different domain

In my environment, there are 2 domains connected via WAN link. Please look at the image below for the system topology: I want to display the folder access permission of a user from one domain on a ...
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Server 2012 R2 FSRM Event ID 8197 Error: GetVolumeNameForVolumeMountPoint, 0x800700001, incorrect function

I found next to no information about this error with respect to Server 2012. There is a good deal of information out about this error with Server 2003 with a update package fix from Microsoft as well ...
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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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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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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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nginx won't serve zip files for download

I am having trouble serving zip files from my nginx server. I am testing this out by putting a zip file in the html root director (for simplicity) and then trying to download it. When I go to the ...
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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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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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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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How do I restore 1/2 of all files in a VSS image? aka Previous Version in bulk?

Suppose I have many files that were virus infected in bulk. It isn't the entire drive, but 1/2 of it. I don't want to right click each folder and restore a previous version. Is there a way to do ...
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Win2k8 Fileserver performance

This has happened a couple times - I have a virtualized win2k8 fileserver that slows to a crawl whenever someone copies a large amount of data to it(10gb+). Traversing the file tree as well as trying ...
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File Server Resource Manager not moving expired files

I have setup a File Server Resource Manager task under Server 2008 R2. The task has the following properties: - Type: File expiration - Scope: W:\Share\Company - Expiration folder: S:\Archive - Days ...
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How to sync OneNote files with SharePoint (free edition)

I read on the OneNote docs that they recommend that you do NOT sync your OneNote files with a file server using offline files. Instead, MS recommends syncing with a SharePoint server. I see that ...
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store onenote 2010 in sharepoint or on file share?

-- I'm a developer, I originally posted this on stackoverflow, they suggested I come here to serverfault. We're not ready to embrace the cloud for our onenote documentation. We have a mix of onenote ...
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RAID0 : best chunk size for fileserver with average 650KB files

I found out that my server(linux Ubuntu Server 14.04) has probably a to high chunk size for the RAID0, or atleast I think this is an performance issue... The current chunk size is 512K with 4 disk of ...
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Domain controller stops mapping drives from file server

File Server: Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Domain Controller: Windows Server Standard FE 2003 SP2 This has happened twice now. User will try and log in using their domain accounts and will receive ...
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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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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 ...