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All of the NTFS hard links disappear, where are those 0KB hardlinks stored on disk and how to recover them?

This is Windows 7 x64 sp1 on a NTFS file system. All hardlinks within C:\Windows\System32 folder disappear, and the Windows can't boot, because even the osloader, C:\Windows\System32\boot\Winload.exe ...
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65 views

Some users unable to see files that others can see

I have a file server running on Windows Server 2008 R2 in our domain that houses files created by an application and then moved to a folder available as a share to some users here. Users who use this ...
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1answer
39 views

Copying files with tilde has odd behaviour

It's pretty simple to replicate. Create a folder with file "ABC123~1.txt" Create a folder with file "ABC 123.txt" Try to copy the file from the first folder to the second... windows asks if you ...
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1answer
49 views

What is the mrxdav.sys file and what file system is it used for?

I'm looking to know more about the mrxdav.sys file on Windows machines, and what is the difference between it and ntfs.sys, cdfs.sys or fat.sys?
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183 views

Memory mapping files for a blazing fast webserver on Linux

Is there any simple way of telling Linux to keep a directory of files cached in memory? I realized that Node.Js and Apache are spending most time on file I/O, making users wait if you have a lot of ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
41 views

Trying To Redirect A Share From One Server To A Share On A Different Server

I have a Windows 2008R2 File Server that has multiple shares. What I would like to do is in some way redirect some (not all), of the shares to a different file location. For some of the shares, the ...
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2answers
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Powershell: Single Script to “clean” multiple folders of files older than

I would like to create a maintenance script that would run on each of our servers to clean out common drop/archive directories. Preferably the script would use a reference file for the folder path ...
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1answer
18 views

Process being kept open “some where”

I've got an instance of the following error. The file is an outlook .pst file the has become corrupt, I'd like to move the file to another location and run the inbox repair tool. I have shut down ...
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1answer
69 views

Does NTFS / Windows as OS performs checksumming on file movement operations by default?

That's what I can't find Does NTFS / Windows as OS performs checksumming on file movement operations by default? alike ZFS or somehow else...
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1answer
51 views

Using Volume Shadow Copy to Identify Updated Files

I have folders in my server with over 60GBs of data across ~160,000+ files. The files in this folder change regularly. I need to be able to make a backup copy of the files in this folder at a given ...
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2answers
96 views

Monitoring file system activity of a process

Under Windows 7, how can I monitor all filesystem activity made by a specific process? Goal is to identify, which and when config files of a server process get loaded.
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1answer
63 views

any tool/script to import a file listing / directory structure into a relational database? [closed]

...along with some basic metadata like dates and sizes Should work on windows, otherwise DB and platform/language does not matter much. Although I can and earlier have scripted stuff like this, I do ...
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2answers
200 views

How to rename junction without breaking link

If I rename a folder which is the target of a (or multiple) junction, is there any way to update all the junctions to point to the renammed folder instead of just breaking?
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1answer
141 views

How to grant somebody “Take ownership” privilege?

I have a Windows 2008 R2 machine. My machine itself is not a domain controller but is joined to a domain. In Local Security Policy, under Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights ...
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1answer
75 views

Final move of data after synchronising folders

I am migrating six terabytes of data from legacy systems to new. The legacy data is stored in file vault application which retrieves files very slowly. Because of this it took six weeks to copy the ...
2
votes
1answer
90 views

Does Windows contain default System ACLs for auditing purposes?

While trying to test SACL creation on a filesystem object, I noticed that it was not logging to the event log. After some digging, I found that I had to flip the "master switch" in Local Security ...
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2answers
180 views

0kb file in system32 cannot be deleted on windows server 2008

I am trying to install the .NET framework 4.0 on my Windows Server 2008 R2. I had it installed before, but for some other reason I uninstalled and now wan't to reinstall it. My problem is, there is a ...
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4answers
995 views

How to find out who is deleting files on a Linux server?

We have a Linux server which is Ext4 and another Linux Server which has an ISCSI where Windows clients have shared folders.I need to Allow users to modify files and not delete them. A user has ...
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2answers
583 views

Copy past speed very slow for a large number of files on Windows

I've run the following test I've created a folder containing 15'000 files of 400 bytes using this batch : @ECHO off SET times=15000 FOR /L %%i IN (1,1,%times%) DO ( fsutil file createnew ...
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0answers
136 views

What's the risk in turning off Windows XP file system tunneling?

File system tunneling is discussed in the answers to this question: Incorrect file creation date in Windows XP/Vista Does any recent software depend on file system tunneling to maintain the creation ...
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1answer
651 views

Which filesystem to use for a samba share when all clients use Windows 7?

My NAS runs Linux and currently directly shares its XFS directories. Since I want to use encryption (e.g. TrueCrypt or dm-crypt/LUKS), I have the freedom of filesystem choice for the container. All ...
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Folder doesn't show up in explorer, cmd, and python even though I can access it, how can I fix this?

I am accessing another computer on the network using a mapped network drive. The path looks like \\192.168.0.100\d$ which is mapped to my computer's "m" drive. I can access, view, create, delete, ...
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1answer
48 views

How to automate database backup of windows machines

I have a network containing 10 Windows workstations and 1 Windows 7 machine which acts as a server. I am planning to take a monthly backup of a folder called "MYFILES" which will be on all of the ...
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2answers
58 views

Requiring mulitple group membership in order to access folder

How would I go about creating a file or folder that requires a user to be a member of two or more different groups in order to read/write to the folder? For example, say I run an auto repair shop, ...
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4answers
622 views

How to create hotfolder solution

So, I recently got a request to come up with the following solution. I'm sure there's a bunch of ways to do this, including writing a custom script, but I wanted to know the best recommended way to ...
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votes
1answer
68 views

Does exists a tool for monitoring which files changes?

does exists a tool to monitor how many, and which files are changed day by day ? I would like to 'monitor' how many Mbyte /Gbyte of data changes in my company file server day by day for a 'remote' ...
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0answers
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Recovering a VHD after resizing it using VBoxManage

I am using VirtualBox 4.1.18 and had a virtual machine running Windows 8 RC with a single VHD, which was initially sized at 25GB (too small!). After installing the OS and some applications I ran out ...
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2answers
159 views

Files being rolled back on server 2008 R2

I've got a weird situation occurring on my dev server. Randomly, and for no reason that I can see, files are being rolled back to an earlier version! This has happened twice now - the first time I ...
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votes
3answers
474 views

File creation time on Windows vs Linux

We have following setup: mountserver - debian linux fileserver1 - Windows 2008 R2 Storage server fileserver2 - Celerra NS20 exporting CIFS share workstation - windows 7 with mapped drive to share ...
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3answers
1k views

What equivalent technologies to Microsoft's forthcoming ReFS exist for Linux/Unix?

With the announcement and write-up of ReFS (Resilient File System) on places like arstechnica, I am curious to know what technology, or technology stack, exists for Linux/Unix for a similar outcome. ...
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184 views

What filesystem should I use for an external USB drive that works for Mac, Linux and Windows? [closed]

At home I have multiple operating systems, Linux (debian), Mac OS X Lion and Winders 7. I have a large USB drive that I want to use to backup/transport files. What filesystem should I use that will ...
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1answer
899 views

Is there a quick way to see what filesystem filter drivers are loaded on Windows 2008?

The question says it all, I think. I vaguely remember there was an easy way to do this, but don't remember what it was.
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2answers
523 views

Can't access NTFS file after BSOD. Corruption undetectable by chkdsk?

We have several files on a Windows server that show up in directory listings but can't be accessed. I can take ownership of the files, and the ACL shows that Everyone has read/write/execute access; ...
2
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1answer
292 views

Comparison of file system replication / clustering / etc options for HA front end websites

We have what we believe to be a very common problem but are having trouble coming up with a solid answer. In our production Windows web environment we have 4 redundant public-facing web servers. ...
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1answer
40 views

Windows Text Search Tool Including PDFs [closed]

Looking for recommendations for tool/process to search through roughly 2TBs of data looking for certain phrases. This would include office docs, .txt, and PDFs. I see a lot of tools out there for ...
3
votes
2answers
480 views

Permission audit on Windows file system

We're connecting a SharePoint 2010 to our file system so it can crawl and index the files on our network. However, the files have incorrect permissions in many cases and so we need to perform a ...
4
votes
2answers
645 views

ESENT fails to determine the minimum I/O block size

I'm trying to get RavenDB running in embedded mode on a shared/multi-tenant webhost. RavenDB relies on the ESENT storage API. The filesystem on the hosting machines is locked down. The RavenDB ...
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2answers
54 views

Securing file content in folders under Windows

Is there a way to allow a user to create a file in a folder under Windows, but not allow them to edit the contents of the files? This would be analogous to setuid on FreeBSD systems, where files ...
3
votes
2answers
171 views

Measuring disk seeks under windows

I would like to measure the number of disk seeks that are made by a process under Windows. If I open Task Manager, I can see a column named "I/O - reads". Is this the equivalent of disk seeks? Can I ...
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votes
3answers
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How to cause file system corruption for test purposes?

AFAIK the reasons for file system corruption are as follows: improper shutdown (hard reset); hardware failures (bad block on disk, bad disk controller); improper startup (mounting damaged file ...
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votes
2answers
173 views

Is a child directory “underneath” or “above”?

Is there a defined rule when to use underneath and when to use above when describing a child directory? I have encountered (and used) both: Make sure the config file is stored above the web root. ...
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1answer
47 views

How could I receive files (on windows) from pendrive which were pasted there on linux?

I have following issue: I had pendrive formatted for windows and copied there some files on linux (ubuntu), now on windows Vista I can't see them (folder seems to be empty). Is there any free software ...
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1answer
86 views

Windows file system and its speed problem

We have a server which is overwhelmed by files used by a web app. Because the number of files in the server is too great the overall performance of the whole server has degraded (including other ...
1
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1answer
99 views

Configure Windows filesystem for developer builds

I'm putting together a Windows box that will act as a continuous integration build server; we'll mostly build C# stuff using MSBuild, but I think this question applies to any compiled language on ...
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2answers
126 views

Cost of storing many files on a fileserver

I need to store a lot of data contained in SQLite databases on a file server. I have the opportunity to split the data up into many files. This means that there is less risk of a large part of the ...
2
votes
1answer
856 views

Utility to check Windows NTFS ACL/ACE dependency integrity

I'm having issues with imaging a NTFS filesystem where the ACL/ACE of a file has invalid ACL/ACE dependencies. chkdsk does not detect or fix the problem. Is there a tool available to detect (fixing is ...
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2answers
7k views

How to check the creator of a file in Windows?

I want to find out who created a certain file but all I can see under Security tab is Administrators group being pointed out as owner. This is not very helpful. How can I see who really created the ...
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2answers
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How much performance is gained from setting NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation = 1?

You can tune NTFS with different parameters in the registry and an TechNet articles states that you increase file performance by setting NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation to 1 in the registry. In real ...
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2answers
336 views

most efficient way to expose storage to windows on network?

using Nexenta or Opensolaris...on server grade h/w: SAS disks + 1GB layer3 switch: CIFS would only do 10 MB/s. Adding more servers would bump this to 10 MB/sec per server? dont know about NFS ...