A mechanism for allowing and mediating access to files for non-local users and programs. Such mechanisms are either built on top of local filesystems or seamlessly integrated into distributed filesystems. Common examples of file sharing mechanisms include CIFS (SMB, DFS), NFS, GlusterFS, Lustre.

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Expire Files In A Folder: Delete Files After x Days

I'm looking to make a "Drop Folder" in a windows shared drive that is accessible to everyone. I'd like files to be deleted automagically if they sit in the folder for more than X days. However, it ...
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Is it a bad idea to allow shared file access through an external IP?

I work for a Social Welfare Center, which consists of 5 institutions, located many kilometers away from each other. 4 of them are effectively connected to a LAN, but one has no access, and I am ...
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send files to dozens of servers quickly

We have a cluster of machines (around 50 and growing). Each machine has a search index that needs to be updated multiple times per day. We currently update the index on each machine individually, but ...
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How do I lock a file for editing that's stored on a shared folder?

I have installed a windows server 2008 r2 with file service enabled. I have a network with 5 computers with windows 7 and all are on the same workgroup (I do not have domain controller and active ...
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Set file description in apache2

In the default file listing page (mod_autoindex) on apache2 (OS X), there is a column marked "description". Does anyone know of how you actually set what appears here? All of mine are blank, as are ...
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How to access device on switch from another computer? [closed]

I have several computers all connected to the same switch. Some computers are running RHEL, one is running CentOS. The CentOS machine is connected with NIC 2 to switch 2, and NIC 1 to switch 1. The ...
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Is nfs good to share disk images over the internet? [closed]

I have an image server, this server contains disk images to be used by virtual machines. The server has to allow the runtime creation of new images, so iscsi is not good as it requires to restart the ...
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Puppet 2.7 Ensure file on client updates when puppet:///file is updated on Master

I have a Perl script that I pushed out to all my Puppet Linux clients. I have since edited my script, module/modulename/files/scripts/a_script script on the Puppet master, but the clients don't get ...
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Is there a good web front end to network shares

My question is an offshoot of this question (Best Pratices for a Network File Share?). I feel like this has to have been asked, but I can't seem to find what I am looking for. We are prepared to take ...
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Looking for recommendations on how to evaluate replacement of on-premise server with new server or go to cloud

My business has about 15 people in a single location. We've lived forever off a local Windows Server for file sharing (about 800 GB) and access to our accounting system, which is also file system ...
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Moving/Redirecting File Shares with a Twist

I have to move some file shares from a machine with Win2008R2 Enterprise to another with Win2008 R2 Standard. The goal is to have the file shares only on the second, dedicated machine. Currently ...
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Server for sharing files and same Outlook everywere

i have plans to setup a server. This must be for filesharing and getting the same mailbox everywere. Because we going to have 2 locations for our business. And i don't want to use usb sticks or ...
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File security information lost after being modified by one specific user

I really hope there's someone out there who can help me with a problem I have no clue on how to solve it... For the hasty: A brief description of only the fault itself can be found at the very bottom ...
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Create a 'GitHub' style index page for files/folder on a fileserver [closed]

My workplace doesn't have a easy to use document management system, and I have no chance in building or installing one. Right now, people just throw files on a shared fileserver, where search doesn't ...
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Exchange 2010 allows outside access to network files

One of our users discovered by accident he could access our network files from his smartphone while at home. No VPN needed. He was sent an email with an internal link to a network share on his ...
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Windows Server Auditing Capabilities

I was curious if it were possible to audit a file share on windows server 2012 for a copy. How can one differentiate a copied file rather than a read file based on the events they send to the event ...
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Mac OS X 10.8 Server File Sharing is strangely slow

I work in a small company as a web designer/developer and part of my job is server administration. I am not a professional administrator and most of my knowledge I pick up while working. So, the ...
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Netatalk authorizing with Windows Active Directory Clients

We have an Ubuntu server that we intend to use to share videos and other content over AFP to our client Macs. AFP works flawlessly by setting the allow list to one single user. The problem arises when ...
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Eternal file copy?

I have a file share on a Windows 7 box in my local domain network and is accessed by about 10 users, usually with no problems. Today I have a user that was trying to do a simple file copy of a 26MB ...
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Windows 2008 R2 File Server Slow Changes

I have a file server (windows 2008 R2) that is used to host website code for a web server. It's worked great for years. Recently, when making changes to the files on the server sometimes it takes ...
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Access files/ folders remotely by authentication via browser/ web [closed]

We have some requirements where we want to allow our clients/ users to download files/ folders from our file server via browser/ web. We have a many different directories created on our file server ...
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OwnCloud - Slow Transfer Rates - Unsolved Bug?

I recently setup an OwnCloud server. However, after installing the Sync Client I get very slow transfer rates. I might do 1GB a day. Is this just an issue with WEBDav protocol? I've read that there ...
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shared network files showing as open when seen in client preview pane

I Have a client running with a Windows Server standard 2008 R2 that is hosting a series of shared network files. The issue I have is that when 1 particular user is opening / viewing these files. Once ...
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Windows network shares organization

I would like to have some feedback about the best practices you use to publish your network share. Now, we have on our file server : one named directory for each of our user, which is backed up ...
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Common document library between two SharePoint sites

Here's what I'm trying to accomplish: Our organization maintains a sharepoint site for our clients, and sometimes we have situations where different clients (with distinct sharepoint sites on the ...
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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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Server 2012 Can't Open Any File Shares

I have two VM's of Server 2012 on Azure. From A I can access B via \\10.4.2.6\c$ without issue. Until yesterday I can access B from A via \\10.4.2.4\c$. I can still ping B from A and get a response. ...
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How to find which server is sending files to my shared folder

I have a server where is shared folder e.g. shared_folder. Another server in the same domain is sending files into this folder (it is probably a scheduled task) unknown_server -> copy files -> ...
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Windows Share Meltdown, Unexplainable

I am having precisely the exact symptoms on my server as is described in this article. This includes statements that the specified network name is no longer available and RPC Server is too busy ...
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Shared Home folders on file server listed as “My Documents”

We have a Windows 2008 R2 file server sharing home folders for about 600 users. These folders are mapped to a shared drive for each user when they log in on their own workstations, and that mapped ...
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Migrate file services sbs 2008 to server 2008 R2

Our company has started to out grow it's Windows 2008 SBS. We have purchased and built a new server with Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard. I have already promoted the new server to a DC and moved most ...
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187 views

Local drive access using $ share in windows flaw [closed]

It seems that I can access every drive on each computer in my work network by utilizing the $ share? Example: \\computer_name\C$ would give me access to the C drive and each file Is the AD ...
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How to transfer files between systems always in the correct order?

I'm working on a web application that exists at two sites. Each system is hosted on it's own LAMP stack, with access restricted to specific users on the network. When content is updated via user ...
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Server 2012 file server security - File access through software only? [closed]

I have just setup a server 2012 essentials R2 box as a test bed for my small business. Its running Essentials R2 as a VM on a Essentials R2 host. I have set it up to be the DC and DHCP server and ...
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USB Device With Embedded Fileserver

I'm attempting to access logs from a proprietary hardware box with no reasonable hope of modifying the software. There is a process on the device to dump log files to a flash drive on the USB port ...
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Where is the location of shares stored in Windows Server? (Switching iSCSI disk to VMDK)

I have a virtualized Windows Server 2008 with iSCSI volume attached (inside the guest). This disk servers as the main file server data disk with lots of shares, permissions, etc. I would like to ...
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What is the best way to transfer large amount of small files from 1 Windows Server to another over the internet? [closed]

I'm trying to one way sync around 100,000 small files for a total of 2GB from a server located in my office to a web server. I'm using Syncrify with some success but the scheduling feature does not ...
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1answer
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Files / Folders Permissions & User / Groups Privileges in a chrooted environment (simple scenario big head-ache)

I know permissions and privileges how-tos can be found anywhere by googling, and trust me, I've done it and thoroughly read every bit of information I could find on the subject. Either I'm not clever ...
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Batch script - How to release a locked file for batch 'copy'

A daily windows scheduled task triggers a batch script which moves program files to a folder on a server, using a simple copy routine. rem deploy programfiles copy dailybuild\*.dll ...
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How do I get my machine to access the share now?

Disclaimer: Using windows to share files is definitely not as simple as on *nix, even if it seems like. First, I'm assuming we can securely (with passwords) share files / folders in basically only ...
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Why single file transfer is not faster than 50MB/s over Gigabit LAN?

I ran some tests on our gigabit network. When I transfer a big file (10GB) from a windows 7 computer to another, the troughtput never exceed 50Mb (it start at 80MB/s for one second then slows down to ...
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Windows Server 2012 Shares vs. Windows Explorer Sharing

When I use the server manager in WS2012 and create a new share, point it at a folder and give everybody permission to read, it works very strangely: From a client computer, I can access the server in ...
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using keybased ssh/scp for a shared directory

for some projects, i need to share confidental files between our local staff and some external partners. the number of humans from the external partners is not yet determined (and might changed during ...
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DFS-R: how to offline re-sync, large amount of data deleted

We have 2 branch offices with local file servers synced to our central office and file server via DFS-R. Mostly data is copied from the central fileserver to both branch offices, but the sync is both ...
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Access denied in workgroup for UNC

I have two Windows Server 2008 machines: machine1 and machine2. They are both in a workgroup but not in a domain. On both machines I have the user accounts 'Administrator' and 'FileTestUser' with the ...
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Win 2003 Shared Folder

We have shared one folder on win2003 server and allowed everyone to access it but only 8-9 users are allowed to map drive the shared folder. The next is connected once I disconnect the one of the ...
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Why are my Macs failing to authenticate to my SAMBA file sharing server?

I have recently set up a SAMBA file share. After going through a series of steps, I have finally been able to have most of my computers see this server. The primary requirements were: 1) it had to be ...
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Network File Transfer Failures using Windows 7 Client and Windows CE “server”

Our company has 3 printers from Solidscape, each of which are controlled by a directly attached Windows CE device. This device exposes a file share via SMB which can be used to drop print jobs to be ...
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Software sharing for installation [closed]

I have a couple of software that I want to share over the network locally and hopefully through the internet. The thing is, I only want to share it so that people could install these software through ...
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Access-based enumeration and subfolders [duplicate]

Is there a way, using ABE to let users get to subfolders they have access to, in folders they don't have access to? Example \[sharedrive]\shares\accounting\group1\bills\ shares is set to everyone ...