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Questions tagged [file-server]

A file server is a computer attached to a network that has the primary purpose of providing a location for shared disk access, i.e. shared storage of computer files (such as documents, sound files, photographs, movies, images, databases, etc.) that can be accessed by the clients that are attached to the same computer network.

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Transfer Speed Limited by Fileserver?

We have a 4gbit teamed nic fileserver that hosts smb shares. The files it accesses are from an ISCI NAS drive which is 10gbit. Will transfer speeds be limited by the file server? Or does the ISCI "...
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SMB/CIFS verify data integrity

I'm in the middle of setting up a new fileserver on my network, and can't decide which file-transfer protocol to use. Ensuring that any data transferred to/from the server isn't corrupted in transit ...
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How can I find the path in which a file is open

I need to migrate a Server 2008 Fileserver. My problem is, that some Users have access to there data over DFS and other have mapped simple Shares. Now I have migrated the DFS but I don't know which ...
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Access Based Enumeration gets deticked automatically

I have a bizarre situation on a fileserver of mine, For some reason every now and then access based enumeration gets deactived for one specific share on my 2012R2 server. I haven't been able to find ...
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offload serving dynamic files from app server to nginx

I'm using Nginx as Reverse Proxy for my App Server. The App Server receives file download requests via this route: /files/:id Then the app finds the file path on the File System i.e. /path/to/file/...
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Access shares from server Force Credentials

I'm using window server 2008 and have some shared files on it. I've given full permission to everyone to access the server drive but separated the permissions for folder specifically users to access. ...
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Domain & file server migration [duplicate]

Our company has a client who is in a spot of trouble and has asked us for advice. Their support/host company has gone bust and they want to use this opportunity to upgrade their servers. They have an ...
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Migrating 2 domain controllers from server 2003 to 2012

Company has domain that they need to migrate from (dobbde.com) into (dobbde123.com). They have a 2003 file server in dobbde.com and we want to deploy a 2012 file server in dobbde123.com. They have ...
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How to detect unused windows server shared folders

We have inherited a fileserver that holds a bunch (about 100) nested shared folders. For example: D:\L1 > shared as L1 D:\L1\L2 > shared as L2 D:\L1\L2\L3 > shared as L3 I am currently ...
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Windows Server Essentials 2016 to Standard upgrade

We installed Server Essentials 2016. Essentials requires the server to be DC. We don't use the domain, we only use it as a file server. Can we do an in-place update to Server Standard R2 and not use a ...
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How can I redirect netbios requests?

I've got a fileserver which we've had to decommision... Lets call it FILE-OLD. It's been replaced by a shiny new fileserver, lets call that one FILE-NEW. FILE-NEW has the same IP as FILE-OLD used to ...
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Turning my Windows Server 2016 into a remote file server

my company purchased a Windows Server 2016 instance with AWS in order to replace our current Windows Server 2008 (which resides in a closet in our office). However it has proven more difficult than ...
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Set a default admin ownership to files and folder in share file server Windows Server 2012

I have a File Server on a Windows Server 2012, with a single share-folder with all departments folders inside. The Domain\Administrator is the owner of the root shared folder. Sometimes when a regular ...
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Windows 2008 R2 File Server Cluster Missing Volumes in Share Management

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 File Server Cluster which is failing to correctly display disk volume information when provisioning a new share, and when undertaking share management. I've been unable ...
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What is the simplest way to move an entire drive-worth of data from one server to another?

I'm tasked with moving an entire 930GB drive full of data from an old file server to a new one, and it needs to be done in a single weekend. The old server runs 2008 R2 Standard and acts as a file ...
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Use IIS as an internet file server for our local AD network

I have a Windows specific question. Some of our staff have approached me asking if its possible to have a web portal setup where they can access our entire local network's active directory folders. ...
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Storage of User Profile Disks on file server cluster (SOFS or normal)

We are looking to deploy a new file server cluster, one of the things of which to be stored on it, will be Server 2012 R2 remote desktop User Profile Disks (UPDs). My question is, is it best practice ...
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File Server - Hostname vs. FQDN

I have a problem with a File Server at Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Operasion System. When my user browse a network share with FQDN she can't see the files, but if she browse it without FQDN (only ...
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Multiple Failed login attempts in Windows File server using local user credential from source machine

We are Getting Thousands of failed login attempts per day in File Server by a windows machine.The source windows machine is already added to the domain. We have analysed the traffic of the source ...
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Files saved to Samba share are randomly differing from originals?

I manage a small network of windows clients and a BSD file server running Samba 4.6.x. We had some odd issues which led to the discovery that when users save files to the server, about 12% of the ...
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Who is sftp-ing files to me? Is there any way to find out?

I've had to take responsibility for an Ubuntu linux machine that we're using as a file server. I have almost no prior experience with Linux. One of the things I'm trying to get a handle on is a bunch ...
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FSRM move old files to network drive

My file server is getting full. How can I use FSRM (File Server Resource Manager 2012R2) to move old files to another server? I can map a network drive on the file server. But when creating an expired ...
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Issue with shadow copies in 2012 R2 file server cluster

I have recently created a 2012 R2 file server cluster, and am trying to enable shadow copies. When I right click the drive containing user data within the failover cluster manager, and click ...
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Unable to add share to 2012 R2 file server cluster - Role name not found

I am trying to set up a proof of concept file server cluster to ensure it will meet our needs before we implement a live cluster. I have setup a cluster of two nodes, with 2 networks (one for cluster ...
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DFS share(s) not visible for some Citrix SBC users

In short: Some Citrix SBC servers are experiencing the following problem When logged in to a Citrix server and browsing to a mapped drive (eg. drive D: (mapped as \domain.local\namespace\share)) the ...
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File server via SMB/CIFS

I’m planning to deploy a file server in one of our company’s departments in the near future. Preferably it should support file-level access via SMB and NFS, also, an iSCSI support will be a plus. In-...
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Result of move folder with NTFS permissions - Windows 2003 server [closed]

Let's say we have this situation: On a Windows 2003 file server, the following structure is present: \fileserver\folder1\subfolder1 Which has NTFS access permissions for UserA \fileserver\folder2\ ...
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Only Cannot Access FTP Server from Outer Sub-net (error 425)

Background / Network Structure The are two layers of routers. The router at the outer layer has public Internet IP 123.123.123.123 (fake as example) and private IP 192.168.0.1. The router at the ...
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DFS referral cache duration

We have two domain-based DFS servers in our main office. A smaller location is connected through a VPN with the main office and uses the DFS for accessing shared resources in the main as well as at ...
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FTP Server keeps getting connections from router every few seconds

Background / Network Structure The are two layers of routers. The router at the outer layer has public Internet IP 123.123.123.123 (fake as example) and private IP 192.168.11.1. The router at the ...
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Active Directory, 2 Domain Controllers, SAN Storage and Folder Redirection

Greeting's, I'm provided with: Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition. SAN block storage (EMC VNXe 1600) with FC connectivity. 2 Blade servers (Dell M630 within M1000e chassis) with FC switch. Each ...
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Security risks with storing unsafe files in cloud storage?

I have a basic cloud storage solution for files where a user can upload/download files. I'm storing the files as regular files in the file system like this: User uploads "launchattack.exe" -> saved ...
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Configure nginx to serve static files

I'm trying to serve static files(HTMLs, JS and CSS) from a Google compute engine instance running Debian 8. I used git to clone the web app to the folder /var/www/prod/app with command sudo git ...
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Resize a Google Cloud Platform Persistent Disk in a Single-Node File Server (ZFS server)

I've set up a file server several months ago using the click-to-deploy method on Google Cloud Launcher (https://cloud.google.com/launcher/docs/single-node-fileserver). This created a ZFS server in a ...
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ZFS on single virtual disk

How do companies manage large file servers (e.g. 17 TB) and their related backups on a very tight-budget? Is it ok to use ZFS (or BTRFS) on a single virtual disk for its copy-on-write nature to ...
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Intermittently can't make a folder on fileserver (Win2008R2)

I have a weird problem so far affecting two Server 2008 R2 fileservers with 1TB data stores. Intermittently, it's not possible to create a new folder in parts of the directory tree (including when ...
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Should File Server / 3rd Party Softwares / IIS be installed on separate VMs?

I'm preparing for my mcsa 70-410 and managing our new server (Windows Server 2012 R2). We are a network of 125 users. I wanted to know if it would be alright to host File server + IIS roles and ...
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Scale-Out File Server with Storage Spaces Direct

guys! After a recent upgrade of our infrastructure, I've got a bunch of decommissioned hardware that I would like to use for storage purposes along with trying out some new stuff. So, I have 4 x DELL ...
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Azure based File Server with Azure AD permissions

Need your support and experience on verifying this solution We are planning to have a file server in Azure for storage. Already have Office 365 with some users created. Planning to use Azure Active ...
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Windows file server got slow response and high latency even ping localhost by running about 7 days after rebooting

We have a file server of Windows Server 2012 R2 on DELL PowerEdge R720, and get a very weird issue in recent days about network/disk performance. The box have a RAID-1 disk group for OS (disk0) under ...
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NTFS Compression with Deduplication?

I have installed the Data Deduplication role on Windows Server 2016. Per Microsoft, it's using NTFS compression to help save space: Data deduplication stores more data in less physical space. It ...
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Folders got randomly deleted

I currently have a Windows Server 2012 R2 vm. This vm has a DFS share which is used as a file repository. It has been working flawlessly for about 4 years, however suddenly a bunch of random folders ...
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Windows Search doesn't return all results from parent folder

We have an issue with Windows Search since we moved the file server from 2008 R2 to 2012 R2. I do have Windows Search installed and the shares indexed (almost 1 million files and I have re-indexed the ...
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FCM not loading Properties for configured Hyper-V shares

Have 3 nodes 2 of which are part of a hyper-v cluster. Many moons ago I configured network shares within FCM, for the last few days when attempting to select properties for specific shares it displays ...
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Accessing shared folders on remote subnet (over site-to-site VPN) via local server

I have two sites connected via a site to site VPN. Site 1 is on 192.168.0.0/24 Site 2 is on 192.168.1.0/24 Domain Controller at site 1 is 192.168.0.2. File server at site 1 is 192.168.0.3. Domain ...
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Most efficient way to serve a single file for entire server block?

I have a subdomain for which only 1 single file will ever be served for any and all purposes. Sample Reference: server{ listen 80; server_name one.example.com; return ...
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Backup Exec 2012 - Can only see Server 2012R2 Quorum Node

I'm currently trying to get BE2012 to backup or restore to a 2 node failover cluster running on Server 2012R2. The cluster itself only serves a single file server role, which is behaving itself and is ...
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Password protect a share folder on windows server 2012

How to add a password on a share folder on windows server 2012 that grants access to 2-3 people in the domain
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Use Linux to observe Windows share on massive file writes/removes

I want to protect a Windows Fileserver from Locky or other ransomware. Therefore I already created a rule in the server to stop the fileserver whenever someone tries to create a .locky etc.pp. file. ...
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Moving 3TB of NTFS files from on-prem file server to Azure server - what is best method for transferring

We are moving our on-prem windows file server with 2.7TB of NTFS files to azure (we have 100 mb/s vpn site to site connection to azure) What would people recommend best way to transfer our files ...