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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Synchronizing code for multiple users [closed]

I'm a beginner in all this and am working on a project with a few other people. I'm facing some problems. My code is to worked on by another person simultaneously. I want to perform staging on a ...
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Programs hang when writing to network share

i'm facing a weird problem when writing data to a network share from a Windows Server 2008 R2 computer. When i write a file (saving a txt with notepad++, updating programs installed on the server ...
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Fastest reliable way to transfer 100GB files globally? [duplicate]

Our latest project at work involves sending 100GB+ files from our office in Dallas to our client in Australia. I've been asked to put together the fastest, most reliable way of transferring these ...
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Do i need specific server to handle mac and pc users? [closed]

I have 5-6 users half use PC and another half uses Mac OS. They want to setup local file server, right now they use Drop Box for reason that in the past in their experience mac's corrupt file and make ...
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Use a regular PC as NFS server on a small network vs distributed NFS servers/clients

I'm working at a project with around 7 computers (regular, mid-end PCs) connected to an Ethernet LAN, running Linux and used to run molecular simulation software like PyMOL. There are several users, ...
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166 views

What to use instead of FTP

I get this question all the time from people who run Windows-based web servers. FTP, while ubiquitous, has numerous flaws shortcomings, not all of which can be solved simply by slapping SSL/TLS on top ...
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shared files or folders being locked by administrator

I have a user who uses a share folder. the folders are in 2003 windows server. she started to complain about files and folders which she cannot rename or move. I checked the open files under Shared ...
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Cannot connect to local network shares when connected to VPN. Error: “the user name could not be found”

I keep finding that on our small company LAN (7 users, 3 servers) that some servers keep becoming "not accessible" for the purposes of file sharing. They display the message "\SERVER is not ...
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543 views

rsync certain files, excluding the rest, ignoring .svn/ directory, recursively

I'm using rsync to copy some files from a share to another. Recursively, I need to: Delete files at destination that were removed from the origin Only sync php and js files Exclude every other file ...
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File Shares on NT - Vista Workstation Needs To Map To Them

Situation: CNC machines are old and running something in the neighborhood of NT. There is a XP sp1 machine on the network that has mapped network drives to each CNC machine. I went out to one of the ...
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Intermittent Drops on Windows File Server

We have a Windows Storage Server (2003 R2) that serves as our NAS for our company. Over the past several weeks we have begun to experience intermittent "drops" where the client briefly loses their ...
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Ubuntu Samba share not writable by Apache on another machine

I have a basic shared folder on a ubuntu desktop (VM) that I want everyone to have 100% read/write to it. I can set this up, and use a mac to connect and mount the folder but logging in as the ubuntu ...
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File and Folder sharing stopped working Windows 2008 R2

Our network as a Win 2008 R2 machine. File/Folder shares have been working on this machine since we installed it. A few days ago, sharing just stopped. If we use Explorer to view the server using ...
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file sharing solution for a small company network [closed]

So we have a team of 9 people that need a file share on a linux server. Every person has its own laptop. Most have a linux distribution on it and some have a windows OS. For security reasons the ...
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86 views

Windows 7 - how to set up file sharing between domain clients?

How can I setup a share on a client computer in a Windows 2012 Essentials domain? I have 2 PCs logged into this domain, and I would like to share computer A's documents with computer B. Is there a ...
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Problems with network sharing in Linux - Windows

I have client PC with openSUSE 12.2 with KDE desktop and Dolphin file manager and server for file sharing with Windows Server 2008 R2. Of course, the first I tried to do is to use Samba and typed into ...
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How to bind CIFS server to virtual IP in Windows Server 2012?

I'm a unix guy who is new to clustering with Windows. I have two Windows 2012 servers that have the StorNext clustered filesystem mounted as drives on each. If I try to add the File Sharing role, I ...
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Better to run single file server for multiple subnets or setup file server on each subnet?

I have a situation where there are three subnets within a building. Each subnet essentially isolates separate units within this group. In looking at different options for a file server, I am trying to ...
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Which machine to run cp from for fastest smb performance?

I have some huge(multi gb) files I'd like to transfer over a local network. There are three computers involved, the source computer A, the destination computer B, and probably a 3rd computer(the ...
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71 views

Comfortable sharing of files across internet [closed]

I would like to share files to a number of machines spread in LAN and WAN. These are the requirements: (priority: intermediate) Should just work in Windows/MacOS without additional (or very little) ...
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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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775 views

Is there an alternative to Samba when it comes to sharing folders between Linux and Windows systems? [closed]

Let's assume I have two workstations. Workstation A is a Debian GNU/Linux based system with a bandwidth of approximately 100 MBit/s (up). Workstation B is a Microsoft Windows 7 based system with a ...
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647 views

How to Copy Files from a Isolated VM ona ESX Server

We have a Sandbox built on a ESXi(5.0) server and have a VM((A Domain Controller) on it. I want to copy the files on that VM to my workstation. Is there anyway to do that? I can browse the data ...
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How to create a shortcut to a file on Fileshare and hide the path from user

we are sharing a certain powershell script to our remote users; the powershell script wuill be hosted on the file share and the link(shortcut) to the bat file(which executed the powershell script) ...
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LAN users not listed over wifi

I recently created a small office network with 10+ computers. 9 of them are desktop computers so I used Ethernet cable to connect them.. The computers are connected to a switch via a patch panel and ...
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How to give users permission to create and rename a folder, but not to delete it?

so i'm trying to make a shared folder for other users, inside that folder i want a personal folder for every user. I have given full control to everyone on the network, so i can do anything i want, i ...
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Sharing folder from Linux to Mac, Samba or NFS? [closed]

When I need to access (read/write) to a folder of many files under Linux from Mac OSX, there are two options: Install Samba in Linux and share as Windows share Share via NFS Which one is the ...
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Gateway-to-gateway VPN not allowing access to PDC/shares

I have a gateway-to-gateway VPN between my datacenter (HQ) and a remote site. The VPN is between two Netgear UTM9S gateways. In HQ, I have a Windows Server 2003 DC as well as several Windows 7 Pro ...
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linux: upload / download difference on network shares

I have a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (with SELinux) which shows significant differences of speed between download and upload (the latter significantly slower) of files shared over the LAN. The ...
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User profile unable to access file server

I have a user whos is unable to access the file server from his workstation, his user account can access it from other machines, I'm able to access it using my account on his computer. I'm assuming ...
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165 views

file servers through a VPN connection

I have been scratching my head on this one for weeks, I have now decided to ask the question. We have an SBS domain with 2 hypervisors, one runs 3 File Server, one run the SBS server itself. We also ...
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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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Vagrant shared folder and file change events

I have ubuntu virtual machine that I'm accessing through Vagrant. On my host (Mac OSX), there is a folder with couple of files, that I share to virtual machine. In that virtual machine, I want to use ...
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Prevent users from creating / copying / moving anything except .exe

We have a program that compiles executables into a folder into c:\bin. Ideally I would like to share this folder so users can access the exe's within but stop them creating any other files in there. ...
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How to delete cached temporarily credentials for a network share on a Windows machine without rebooting or logging off [duplicate]

This is more of a curiosity then a real problem, I am just to lazy to reboot or log off my laptop. I have connected to a network share on a Windows server with domain credentials from a non-domain ...
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660 views

How to configure SAMBA file server to be a windows look-alike?

I'm using an openfiler appliance in an Active Directory (W2k8R2 DC) environment. I would like to make my shares as quite as possible look like windows shares for my users. Most things work well but ...
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Document Management System for Small Business [closed]

dHi Guys, Just a questions, I am trying to find out what is a suitable document management system that can replace our physical file management and reasonable in price. It's for a small law firm, ...
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351 views

What is the best way to join an internet pc to domain?

I need to connect a PC that has already an Internet connection via on-board LAN to a Windows domain. This domain has no Internet connection, because the data is confidential. I need to do this because ...
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Eclipse Workspace Configuration Save Directory

I'm trying to make a shared copy of Eclipse be used by several users but I can't get the Eclipse installation to use separate workspace definitions for different users: Instead this configuration is ...
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Secure file downloads on IIS 8 (mod_auth_token or similar)

I'm trying to set up secure file downloads (for example, where a temporary link can be generated to download a file instead of using obscure URLs, which can be insecure). Something like mod_auth_token ...
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I need to know if anyone is using our file server's IP address to access instead of the name. Any ideas?

I have been given the task of changing our current file server's IP address. I haven't been in the company long, so don't know what exactly reads and writes to it yet. Is there any way that I can ...
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Large Fileserver on a HyperV VM - Best Practice

We are in the process of setting up a new Hyper-V host to replace our existing failing Windows 2003 R2 server. The new Host is running Windows 2008 R2 and inside that we will be running a few Virtual ...
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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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Get a file from a load balanced server in Windows Server

I've a load balanced server on production environment for my application. The server is on Windows Server 2008 R2. I'm running a web application that creates and save a file into a folder on the web ...
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Multiple Access to Windows Server 2008 R2

I am trying to access my remote server Windows 2008 R2 by going to my computer and opening \188.64.186.121 and this works fine. When I try to simultaniously login on another computer to view the ...
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How can I remotely verify that a file is encrypted?

Is there any way to remotely verify that a file is encrypted? I have a very complex problem, but here's a simplified scenario that illustrates the point: I have a server that generates very large ...
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VxFS on both Solaris and RHEL?

I'd like to know if VxFS could be used in order to share a volume ( on a SAN mounted using FC) between a RHEL (5 or 6) and Solaris (11) host ? What I'm trying to achive is to shared a volume (from a ...
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How to access shared folders over Windows Server 2008 VPN from Windows 7 client?

I set up a VPN on Windows Server 2008 through the Routing and Remote Access Features. My goal is simple. When I'm connected to the VPN, I should be able to access the shares by server name ...
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Why is file sharing over internet still working, despite all firewall exceptions for filesharing being disabled?

Every exception in my windows server firewall that starts with "File and Printer Sharing" is disabled (ordered by name, so that includes domain, public (active), and private profiles). The Network ...
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Improve file transfer speed between Windows PCs and servers [closed]

I've setup a server which I've connected to multiple PCs in my workplace. Sadly, data transfer speeds are at max 3 MB/sec per connection which works out slow for file transfers, especially when ...