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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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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For *nix server/Windows clients, what are the pros and cons of modern NFS v. Samba/SMB?

As the question says. There's a lot of threads around on NFS vs. Samba/SMB, but a lot of them are outdated or refer to old security models, or just give a one-line "use SMB with Windows". Both ...
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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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Share and NTFS Permissions on a File Server

I have a folder A and inside two files B and C What I need is that the user "XPTO" as access to read B and write on C. Usually I give the permission "list folder contents" on folder and then give a ...
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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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Windows server 2008 File Server problems

First of all i would like to apolagies for my lack of knowladge in this matter but with your help i hope i can fix the problem. Here's the situation: We have a Windows 2008R2 Server running ...
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FSRM for folder classification by its name

I'm going to deploy DAC (Dynamic Access Control) and FSRM (File Server Resource Manager) on Server 2012. The primary goal is to dynamically hide sub-folders with specific name (let say, 'Top Secret') ...
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Best direction to synchronize two file servers (with robocopy)

I'am speaking of 'direction' in this questions but maybe it isn't the best word. Please correct me if I'm wrong after the full question. We have 2 file servers, one of them is the active one, and the ...
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Intermittent server LAN drop

I've been trying to hunt down a network issue we've been having for a while. We have two Dell T310 servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 on them. Quite a few users have complained that they get ...
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Filezilla transfer file name colon replace

I have transferred a massive amount of files by filezilla. But a few scattered files are pending being transferred. They had failed since my filezilla server is on windows and filezilla client is on ...
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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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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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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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NTFS: User can edit/delete files without rights

I have a very strange NTFS rights phenomenon on a fileserver and I cannot find my mistake, pulling my hair out for hours now. What am I missing? My goal is: User from Group-A should be able to ...
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Windows Server: Impact of high count of ACL entries on overall performance

I have been searching on this and just can't find enough information on the topic. We are trying to develop a custom folder / permission tool. The clients needs are quiet complicated as there will be ...
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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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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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software for sharing data through URL (HTTP/HTTPS)

do you know about software, which can provide sharing files or folders through generated URL links? Software, which I can implement on my own server? Something like guest links on Sharepoint or ...
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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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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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FreeNAS ACLs - ID mismatch, no AD

I am currently experiencing a strange behavior with my FreeNAS Setup, I assume it has been since my initial config. Even though I have a Windows 2008 Server, I do not use it for authentication with my ...
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Windows File Server Resource Manager: Send file name to the command run on a File Screen

I created a new File Screen on the Windows Server File Server Resource Manager to run a command each time a file with a specific name it's placed on the monitored folder by the File Screen. In the ...
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Upgraded Wintel Environment from 2003 to 2012R2, now only 2 Win10 clients can't see network shares or print, all other 78 W7Pro can

Over the last week I've migrated all of our services running on Server 2003 to our 2012R2 environment successfully. This included: AD, DHCP, DNS, Print server, File serving using the migration tool, ...
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FSRM File Screening: allow to delete old files

As a result of a new company policy, I've to apply File Screening for audio and video files on the corporate NAS, specifically on the profiles of the users . I've made some tests, and it works ...
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File on Samba Share can't be edited but overwritten

I have a Windows Server 2012 filesserver and there is a excel file on a shared folder. I added a group of users to the file with write access but these users aren't able to edit the file. When they ...
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Home Folder Files Intermittently missing for user

We are having a weird issue that has been ongoing for months where one of our users will have files missing from her Home Folder mapped as H from active directory not show up. The files that don't ...
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Windows Server File Share Audit

I have a file service on Windows Server 2012 R2 and I want to track these events on it: User created a file/folder User edited a file/folder or its' permissions User renamed a file/folder User ...
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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 ...