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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Does the number of files slow down the server?

Having numerous files will obviously slow down the OS; but how much this problem is serious? Consider that the files have been well distributed over multi-level folders. Does still the number of files ...
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Creating a windows account only for share access

I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 in a workgroup, not a domain, and I want to create a local account that is only used for allowing other computers in the same workgroup to access file shares on that ...
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server won't share files within new domain

I have a windows server 2008 (dc now called server1) and a windows server 2003 (files now called server2). The previous DC crashed and I created a new one (server1), same domain name, same hostname. ...
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How Windows choose what network adapter to use when redundant adapters are available?

I have a following configuration: two Windows Server 2008 non-virtual machines (a database server and an application server) are connected to the same network through two network adapters, a fast one ...
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Can you set CIFS permisions from EMC Command Line?

I am in the process of migrating file shares from my EMC NS-20 to my new VNXe 3100. I am using a RoboCopy script to move the files but am getting errors on some files and folders. I have Domain Admin ...
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Windows Host File - SMB Network Share using host entry that points to local machine

I am doing something a little creative with our server. We are building a preloaded image of our server software. Sometimes our customers ask that we can store the data over a network share, and ...
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Can I expect better read/write performance for fileservers in large companies shortly? [closed]

Thanks to this article (in Norwegian), I started researching a bit about the new Intel Solid-State Drive 710 Series, which is a MLC with about 30 times improved endurance. It seems like they are ...
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File permission ACEs showing as SIDs after NTBACKUP restore

I have restored a backup to our Windows 2003 SBS domain controller. All the permissions for folders seem to be set correctly for groups BUT when looking at folders that had permissions set for ...
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Best file sharing protocol for Windows clients?

I want to share files on a Linux server with Windows 7 clients. I have a choice between multiple file sharing protocols: SMB/CIFS, FTP, WebDAV, NFS… question is: which one is the best for my needs? ...
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How to share drive root of USB hard drive in Windows Server 2008?

Windows Server 2008 -> Computer Management -> System Tools -> Shared Folders -> Shares I can set up a share for the root of the external drive, but I cannot access it from another computer on the ...
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Archiving folders while maintaining folder structure

I have a Windows SBS 2008 server that is mostly used for file storage & exchange. Currently everything is under one folder, that is mapped to each computer. I want to move all documents that are ...
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How do I speed up memory mapped files over network? [closed]

Memory mapping a file on a SMB file share causes it to be transferred in its entirety before the call returns. For large files, this causes the application to lock up for a long period of time. How do ...
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C$ share not working

Our admins use the built-in C$, D$, etc shares in Windows Server 2003 to access these disk drives from the network as authenticated domain admins. As soon as last night, we were able to use a Windows ...
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Windows Server 2003 AD Folder Replication

I have a folder on my Windows 2003 Server AD machine that is shared out to clients at Location A. The people in Location B are currently mounting this folder across a network link. The problem is of ...
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Uploading files on server through SFTP

In my region, we have proxy to connect to the internet. So, we don't have direct connection.I dont have control panel on my website. To upload my files to the server through SFTP, I was using WinsCP ...
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Managing multiple FTP accounts

I have a Linux (opensuse 11) webserver with plesk (9.5) and I have the challange for managing multiple ftp accounts for data exchange with customers. What I would like to have is setup easy an ...
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How to enable an active/active file server cluster in windows 2008 r2 Enterprise

I've just created a cluster for my file servers in Windows 2008 R2 Ent SP1 environment. The goal - an Active/Active cluster for web server data How do I go about telling the cluster to be active for ...
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Domain Admin has no permissions to copy files onto domain share

I stumped by a problem I'm having properly accessing a domain share. Server1: Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise + the latest SP/patches. -- (Domain Controller) Server2: Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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I want to run a Dropbox-like service on my server. What's the best Free solution available? [closed]

It's for a relatively small group of people (unlikely to exceed 30). I'd like it to work as much as Dropbox as possible, i.e., user runs a program in the background, and it syncs a local folder's ...
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File synchronization over servers (debian) by uploading a file with PHP

I have 3 web servers for my PHP application. In front of web servers, there are load balancers. My application has a upload image form. I need to have any uploaded image via my form, simultaneously be ...
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Windows file share access permission by computer

Here's what I want to happen: User A logged into computer in the "Laptops" group: access denied to file share The same User A logged into computer in the "Terminal Servers" group: access granted to ...
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Best way to sync files?

What is the fastest, most secure way to sync files between remote networks? My goal is to replace the local "My Documents" folder on our users' laptops with a synchronized "My Documents" folder that ...
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Unable to see Samba server by netbios name

We have a linux server set up with a number of samba shares on our mixed windows/mac/linux network. The shares are accessible if we go to \\192.168.x.x\share, however we can't access the server by ...
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Enable WebDAV File Sharing in Mac OS X Lion Server

Has anyone been able to turn on the iOS document sharing in OS X Lion Server? I can't connect to the file share using WebDAV.
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Let users to view and access only their files on Windows shared folder

I have shared one folder on our Windows 2008 server with Everyone Read/Write access rights. I would like to prevent file sharing between users. For example if user No1 upload file to shared folder a ...
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Control what files are copied to shared folder

I have shared one folder on Windows 2008 server and would like to control what files are uploaded to it. I would like to let certain files to be uploaded, for example only *.doc files. Is that ...
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How can I share existing folder without going to the user

I would like to know if there a way to share folders on a remote machine with out having to be in front of it. For example I have user1 and he has folder called TEST and he asking me to share it. How ...
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tag file property windows server 2003

We have a file server running windows server 2003. All client machines are running windows 7. I'd love to use windows 7 tags file property but this doesn't appear to be available from the windows ...
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Can't enable share on clients in my network

I installed on my subnet a win 2003 server as the domain controller, with DHCP and DNS options too. the clients, win xp pro and and win 2003 server. In my clients when i log in via the domain, i ...
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Security permissions for remote shared folders

I have two servers running Windows Server 2003, and I want copy files from one server (A), programmatically with a windows service running under the Local System account, to a shared folder on the ...
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Recommend me a widely used web-based file sharing system [closed]

I need to choose and install a server-client platform for a ~150 user base. They should be able to upload files (after logging in) through a web form and browse folders, download whatever the other ...
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how to avoid file become 744 when modify a file from windows 7 to a ubuntu shared folder?

I had share a folder from ubuntu 10.04 using "shared option" and samba server and access from windows 7. When i modify a file in that share folder from windows 7, the file's permission change from ...
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Windows Server 2008 Denial of Service Detection

We have a Windows 2008 server that hosts a file share in which a SQL server database is stored and accessed from another SQL server on the same network. Periodically, the database become inaccessible ...
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Allowing multiple types in the type field of a folder label in SELinux

I'm an Ubuntu/Debian guy but I had trouble installing Ubuntu on a softraid/fakeraid system, so I went with CentOS 5.6. I'm also at a small web development firm where we need to share our test ...
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Allowing communication through firewall

I have just recently been hired at a web development company right out of college. I am currently struggling with a task and was hoping to get some help with operating a firewall. I currently have 2 ...
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Sync Files Between Windows Machines

I'm looking for a solution to sync files automatically across a number of windows operating systems, including Windows Server 2003, 2008 and Windows 7. One of the use cases would be keeping Nagios ...
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Windows XP and SAMBA

We have a CentOS 5.5 server that is running kernel 2.6.18-194.32.1.el5 and SAMBA version 3.0.33-3.29.el5_6.2. We have a hidden share created that we use to map network drives to. This was working ...
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No-password file share still requires login

I'm using a Windows 2008 R2 Server (Workgroup) as file sharing server. Even though Everyone has full control (both Share permissions and NTFS permission) to the folder and Password protected sharing ...
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How to view files on a computer on a different network

We currently have 2 in-office networks coming in with different routers and IPs for each. What I am trying to do is to configure a one server from each network to connect to each other and be able to ...
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File share recommendations for many CAD files

Description of problem / environment We currently have around 100 GB of CAD files (90k files, 6k directories) stored in a couple of Subversion repositories. It seems an unnecessary hassle / burden to ...
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Secure File Transfer alternative

I am looking into secure file transfer programs. My company is looking to phase out ftp for sharing files with outside vendors. I need a solution that allows creation of ad-hoc users on the fly. It ...
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How can I access to a folder as it was one on my own server but on a remote?

I need to provide to an application data in folder but this folder is on remote server. I know I can use NFS or SAMBA but I'm not a sysadmin, and I just know how to set up such mount point, as a ...
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Local System doesn't have access to a folder shared to Everyone

We have two servers in the Domain (both are running Windows Server 2008)- one hosting the IIS7, and the other having files and folders. On the IIS7, we have service running as Local System, on ...
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Dropbox / Sharing Services - How do I run a Dropbox-like service interally?

I need to setup a company dropbox-like service. We can't use dropbox because we need to share large files (10+gb) which causes a few problems... 1) Bandwidth costs would skyrock 2) Performance would ...
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Windows file share access is intermittently successful between two machines with a local account having a matching username and password

I'm setting up an automated process on one Windows machine that backs up data from another. The process will run as a local account that exists on both machines and matches user name and password. ...
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Sharing apache's error_log with other users (non-root)

I've got other users on my linux system - how can I 'share' the system's error_log so its readable by other users on the system?
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How to log/track/confirm file deletions on Mac server?

I have 30 or so users using a sharepoint on a Mac OS X server. We have historically had a lot of issues with people deleting files (accidentally or otherwise) that shouldn't be deleted for various ...
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windows server 2008 r2 how to limit access to smb by ip range?

Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit. Only role installed is File Server -> File Server Resource Manager. Box is member of AD. I have local admin access and can put in a ticket with domain admin if need ...
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Simultaneous work with file word/excel etc

Beyond windows file sharing is there other way to work with document simultaneously? In windows file sharing other users see changes only when document have been saved, what i need is for users see ...
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What is the progression of performance degradation on large RAID volumes as percentage used increases?

I understand that performance degrades with single disk volumes and small RAID volumes as the volumes fill up. Some admins say that they perceive slowdowns at 80% and use that as a general rule of ...