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Copy files limited to 50GB or so?

Several times I have tried to copy a vhd file from one HDD to another one colocated in the same physical box and connected to the same motherboard. GUI drag and drop, Powershell, copy and paste - all ...
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Output of a command to the first line of a file

I am trying to insert output of a command into the first line of a file. For example, I have a file named "list.txt" and want to insert a text containing all the file names in that folder. A way to ...
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Managing uploaded files on a server [duplicate]

I have a server hosting an intranet web site where one of the features will be the ability to upload files. The files will be saved in a restricted access folder and managed through the web back-end. ...
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After restoration of .stm file i unable to open emails.

We use Exchange server 2007 as a mail server where mailboxes don`t synced to Outlook. We had some problems with a .stm file and we restored it. After that we unable to open any emails located in these ...
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What is fastest way to copy a sparse file? What method results in the smallest file?

BACKGROUND: I'm copying a sparse qcow2 VM image that is 200GB in size, but has 16GB of allocated blocks. I've tried various methods to copy this sparse file within the same server and have some ...
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Storing Large Amount of files in a file system?

Guys I am creating an application which will be saving a .txt file (approx 10 KB/file I guess) in a file system and will be saving its path in MS SQL database. Now as per my estimation, approximately ...
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On Debian, what command will return the file with the “smallest” filename from a directory?

I have a directory containing three files, for example, 5.war, 6.war and 7.war. What command will return the file with the "smallest" filename from this directory? (In this case, 5.war.)
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Users are accumulating files everywhere and being wasteful/disorganised, what's the best strategy and supporting tools to help clean it up?

One strategy being considered is: Advise users of the official locations that important working documents should be kept and that files kept in all other locations may be removed at will each month ...
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How do I encrypt large (20Gb+) compressed files from a backup?

I want to encrypt regularly created and compressed backup files from OpenVZ containers, before they leave the server and get copied to the providers backup space via ftp. They vary in size, from 6 to ...
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File copy problems in only 1 direction through IPSec inter-site VPN

i've a rather strange problem with 2 sites linked by an IPSec inter-site VPN and file transfert from a site to another. SYNOPSYS (tl;dr) : File transfert via smb/ftp/whatever through ipsec tunnel ...
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Linux - Is there a way to prevent/protect a file from being deleted even by root?

I have a very important file which an application in my workplace uses, i need to make sure it is not delete whatsoever, how can I do that?
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Using Puppet to sync two directories

I have a bunch of servers that have two directories on them that need to be in sync. For instance, on the same server i might have /var/path/to/dir1 and /var/path/to/dir2 which could have files and ...
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Can I delete DLL from windows/temp folder

This server is running in production, has IIS and is a utility server OS is 2008 ent. there are 11GB of dll files at 12kb a piece in the Windows/Temp Folder. Is it safe to delete these. Would ...
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Bash shell copy files on the hidden directory [closed]

Need help with Unix script. how do you use /bin/cp to copy files from /somepath/somedir/somewhere/.temp_folder to /somepath/somedir/somewhere/ my line /bin/cp -r somepath/somedir/somewhere/.[!.]* ...
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How to find what process for a particular user is accessing files on a share

Our business management system has had some hiccups here and there the past couple of weeks. It has been denied access to some of the files it uses. By digging around with Manage Open Files I have ...
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Error: Duplicate declaration virtual defines user & group equal name

I need create a user with the name user1 & group user1. I defined a virtual resource to create it. Inside a class1 I create the user: include '::class1::virtual_accounts' realize(class::User['...
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Files not appearing - caching or?

I'm going to try to describe an effect we're seeing, hopefully this will be useful enough to gather an answer. If there is a duplicate, I will accept that I missed it and delete this question. Using ...
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nginx uLimit 'worker_connections exceed open file resource limit: 1024'

I keep getting this error in nginx/error.log and its driving me nuts: 8096 worker_connections exceed open file resource limit: 1024 I've tried everything I can think of and cant figure out what is ...
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How to find out which process created a particular file?

I know that you can use lsof (in Linux at least) to check which process has got a particular file opened currently, but is there anyway to find out which process created a particular file originally? ...
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Group Policy Files - Active Directory

I am having a whole lot of trouble getting some files distributed across the network. My settings are: Action: Replace Source: \\[fqdn]\Repo\sqljdbcl.jar Destination: %ProgramFiles%\Java\jre1.8.0_25\...
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Fastest way to move a large file from an ESXi host to another

I have two VMWare ESXI 5 hosts and I want to move a 2 TB .vmdk file from one to another. I tried downloading the file via vSphere Client to upload it to the other host via vSphere Client, but it seems ...
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mysqld : multiple tmpdir & balancing

Our 1Tb tempdir can sometimes be completely used by mysqld, resulting in disk-full and query errors. This can be due to lots of mid-size queries, or couple of very big queries. We have a 5Tb raid ...
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Clearing temp files on windows 2003 [closed]

How do I clear all temp / unnecessary files safely on a windows server 2003 R2? Also - is it possible / does it make sense to defrag this server? It's hosting something critical, its running slow ...
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How to stop Apache from finding a filename from a URL path (without the extension)

I have a file update.php in my doc root. But I don't want /update in my URL to direct to update.php (because I want /update to be associated with a page in my CMS, Drupal 7) I know that Apache is "...
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Bootup process does not respect file limits config in Ubuntu Linux

I have open files limit configured in /etc/security/limits.conf * hard nofile 500000 * soft nofile 500000 root hard nofile 500000 root soft nofile ...
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Storage Spaces: Will removing a used USB 3.0 retain the data in a 2-way mirror setup?

So I've just realized that the ReFS filesystem, although promising in a Storage Space solution, doesn't have certain NTFS features that I need. So I'm contemplating going back to NTFS. Problem is ...
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DropBox style folder storage

I would like to set up a storage for people to access. So like I have a network set up with 1 domain controller and a back up server as well and I have user accounts set up in AD and basically I want ...
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How to setup/overcome file size limitation/“file too large” error in samba/cifs 2.1 on Synology DS214 with DSM 5

I'm mounting a samba share with some sparse files over cifs with -o username=user,gid=999,uid=999,rw,vers=1.0. The NAS has 3TB capacity and 500 GB free disk space, creating a 4TB sparse file with ...
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Can I choose a sparse file as vdev for a zfs pool?

man zpool states that a vdev for a zfs pool can be a "regular file". Can I specify a sparse file (the warning about the integrity of the file being determined by the underlying filesystem should ...
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Moving folder of files from CentOS server to Ubuntu Server

I have a production server and a development server. Problem is the development server only has 20GB diskspace and about 8GB available. The folder of files I'm trying to move is 6GB(ish). I've ...
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Disabling filecaching during copy of large files on Windows 2012, Windows 2012R2

I've huge problems with backup of Hyper-V on handful of HOSTS. During backup done by the software some machines become unavailable, host starts dying etc. We tracked this to not the software itself ...
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Browser getting confused with similar-named directories?

This might be completely off-topic, and if so, I'm sorry, but it's about servers and it's got me completely baffled. Basically, seemingly at random, images get loaded wrong. It's never happened to me,...
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Automatically clean up old files?

By what method are most system administrators managing the automatic cleanup of hundreds of thousands of old files across a wide range of folder locations? These folders are located across the ...
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HUGE ammount of duplicate files in this directory

I maintain our companies SBS2011 server, and I have duplicate file reports emailed to me on a monthly basis. I've noticed an increasing build up of duplicated files in the following directories: NT ...
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Directory size limit [closed]

In linux, it's possible to limit size of a partition, for exemple with quota. But does a way to limit directory size exists? For exemple, I have a directory, let say /mnt/foo/bar, which is not a ...
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Excel file on Windows client, is it possible to allow another user read-only if the file is already open?

I have a spreadsheet on a Windows 2003 R2 server. The clients are all Windows 7 using Excel 2010. If a remote user opens the spreadsheet first then any other "local" user gets access denied if they ...
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Centos running Apache Tomcat keep getting “java.net.SocketException: Too many open files”

We're running Apache Tomcat 7.0.41 on CentOS 6 with java version "1.7.0_21". We were getting a lot of too many open files errors so I did some research. The consensus was that it was to to with the ...
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Corrupted text file recovery (Win7 x64) [closed]

I'm having some difficulties in recovering the contents of a .txt file. While writing to a text file, on a Win7 x64 virtual machine, the host machine crashed. After rebooting, I noticed that the file'...
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How to show line endings and control characters in a file on Windows Server?

I am having some issues with My Windows Servers where I need to add --server to Puppet runs or it won't work, despite having the correct server set in the config file. I am wondering if there is a ...
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Windows File Permissions don't apply to existing files

We rolled out this new Windows 8.1 machine on the domain recently, other desktops are still using XP. One of the software we install is the Oracle Client, it's installed manually on the machine using ...
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Use temporary filename during upload in PureFTP

Is it possible to configue Pure-fptd to use a temporary filename during upload? At the moment files that are uploaded are given their final name from the very start of the upload. I would like it to ...
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Puppet variables, defaults, merging and a template

During the task of writing a module, I found out that I have a huge amount of configurable parts. To better organize the module (for the sake of read- and maintainability), I have chosen to split ...
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linux: find files from a list in txt, the files contain spaces

I need to find files from a list in txt (i already have the txt with all the files, are separated with lines), the files contain spaces and the extension of the files are pdf, if you can suggest how ...
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Server Writing Blank Files

I have an old desktop that sits on the side of my desk at my office. I use this as a web server to demo websites (it doesn't host any "live" production sites). I've never had many issues with it ...
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Best parameters for ext4 filesystem for storing virtualbox disk images

I have partition, which I'm going to use for keeping VirtualBox disk images (VDI, or may be VMDK). They are fixed-size (not dynamically-allocated) images. There are no other files/directories on ...
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File downloads dry out?

Bare with me as I'm not even sure what to search for exactly. So couple of our users reported problems downloading zip files from our server. Downloads start but they dry out son. They basically stop ...
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How can i manipulate the find command to “find” the directories the “found” file is in?

So i'm trying to use the find command to find all files in my system with mtime -x. It does this but it does not "find" the directories of the file. find . -mtime -2 -exec rsync -av {} /destination/ ...
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How to access a file or directory from another server without copying it over? [closed]

Sorry if this is a dumb question. I have my reasons for wanting to do this. I am looking for a way to possibly access directories that are dependencies without actually having to copy them to my ...
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Any debugfs command to set file capability?

I need an executable inside an ext2 loop filesystem to have the CAP_NET_ADMIN (cap_net_admin) file capability set. If it is possible with debugfs, what exactly would be the commands I would type in? ...
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What is the impact of increasing “nofile” limits in /etc/security/limits.conf?

I've found a number of articles describing how to increase the limits for the number of open files through /etc/security/limits.conf, but I don't understand the impact of doing so. Many times I see ...