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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Windows File Server - file in use error message

Environment details: Windows Domain Environment Windows Server 2016 Standard (Build 10.0.14393) Hosted on VMware (ESXi, 6.7.0, 15160138) Users are on Office365 and most of their files have been ...
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Script for making Inventory of fileserver drives before migration to Sharepoint

I'm a powershell beginner and I would like to write a script to create a complete inventory of our fileserver. I tried it with --> Get-ChildItem -Path X -Force -Recurse | Export-Csv -Path X -...
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How to force client to download files locally over SMB instead of holding the file open

Is there a way client or server side MacOS and Windows. To force a client to download files locally, rather than to hold the file open when being read? Similar to how Chrome OS does this.
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Is it possible to deploy a high available file service with two file servers using a shared virtual hard disk and DFS with Windows Server 2019?

In my infrastructure, I have two servers with Windows Server 2019 and Hyper-V installed. A SAN is directly connected to both servers via FC. The SAN provides three volumes to both servers: a volume ...
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Can multiple users work directly on a NAS

The title may be confusing but I'll try to explain my question the best I can. Say I have two physical offices, on one I have all my data (excel files, word files, pdf's, etc). On the other I have my ...
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Operation in cloud is not valid (0x8007017c)

I have a Windows Server 2016 file server, it gives a WorkFolder service. In every account of my Active Directory works very good, but in one computer I have only the error 0x8007017c, that computer is ...
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Windows as a file server for Linux machines with apache + php

I've recently been tasked to resolve an issue with an array of servers. The layout is several linux machines running apache + php (load balancer/auto scale), and they read all files, php session files ...
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samba config for guest users

win10 has disabled SMB2 guest account. If I try samba standard config below works with win7. The workaround on win10 is re-enable SMB2 guest account from clients: Open the Local Group Policy editor Go ...
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Apache fileserver: authentication respecting underlying permissions and ACL's insted of user which Apache is running

This is my situation: I have the same large volume mounted in many hosts at the same time using Lustre and exporting it trough many protocols (FTP, CIFS, NFS and HTTP). On Apache I have configured ...
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Can't reach File Server Cluster by DNS name

I'm trying to set up a file server cluster so that it can be accessed by a standard DNS name on our domain. I've got a DNS A record set up, pointing app.clusters.ourdomain.com to the cluster service ...
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Save as on file server grayed out

When I try to save a file on my Windows fileserver (a failover cluster with 2 nodes), the window is locked and it's not possible to navigate through the folders, and it's not possible to save files in ...
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Deleting Spanned Volume on File Server between Disk 1 & Disk 2

I have Windows Server 2012 R2 and it is my file server and it auto syncs user's file every minute. I have 3 disks. The primary partition (Disk 0) and two others (Disk 1 & Disk 2). My question does ...
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Would a flat or tree-like file structure allow for faster fetching of files by Path?

Would a flat file structure allow for faster locating/fetching of files by Path in an NTFS (Windows 10 File System) or would it essentially be as efficient as a highly structured tree with a bunch of ...
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Crazy remote VPN server slowness until 9AM EDT then fine

(I posted this on stack overflow and was told that's the wrong forum for this. If ServerFault is also the wrong forum, please suggest another sister stack exchange.) I'm out of ideas. A Synology file ...
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File Expiration (File Server) - Windows Server 2012

I need help. Users are receiving an email originated by File Server, informing them that the files will expire in X days, but there is no such configuration on the file server. Can anyone suggest what ...
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SFTP server for 1 to 5 people team : is an i5 Gen2 enough or is an i7 recommended? [duplicate]

For a one-man company which is planning to hire a small staff, I'm considering transforming a former small form factor desktop into a server to deliver files through SFTP. As a basis for evaluation, ...
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Accessing a Samba domain member fileserver with a non domain user

I have a Samba 4 (Ubuntu 18.04) domain controller (ad.domain.local) and a member server as fileserver. I can access the share of the fileserver (fs.domain.local) from domain members without problems, ...
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Event 4656 on file server for files and folders not opened

Can someone explain why on the audit events of a file server there's plenty of 4656 events even if the file or folders have not directly been opened? For example, if you open the root directory H: , ...
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Set network share quota using Powershell

I don't have experience with Microsoft FSRM and in my quest in finding a solution to my question, I couldn't find one; maybe it's out there but I just could find it. I have multiple folders in my ...
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Move SOFS shares to File Server in general use

I have a task to move SOFS shares to FS in general use for cluster server. Unfortunately, I am not expert of Windows Server. Has anybody do this task? I'd like to have help for it and step by step ...
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How to accelerate metadata (getattr) requests on an NFS file server for fast locally-cached reads?

We have a storage server with a 12 disk RAID-6 pool of 100 TB. It is used by several client compute nodes via NFS, mostly running deep learning training (lots of images ~100 KB, loaded in random order)...
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What is the current status of pNFS on Ubuntu?

There is a lot of confusing information out there on pNFS, and I have some very simple questions: How can I check if it is running/enabled/active on my system? Is pNFS widely available today or still ...
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Failover Cluster waits till the Site to Site DNS Replication done

I created a failover cluster with 2 subnets in AWS VPC. In one subnet I have DC1 (10.30.10.101) and Node 01 (10.30.10.102). In other subnet, I have DC2 (10.30.12.101)and Node 02 (10.30.12.102)....
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Use LDAP Account Manager with OpenLDAP to manage Samba4 users for a file server

I'm setting up a file server in Ubuntu using Samba4. I need an easy way to manage users, so I'm using LDAP Account Manager with OpenLDAP I can successfully create users by running sudo smbpasswd -a &...
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Nginx detecting number of clients `curl`ing/`wget`ing or otherwise currently downloading content?

I plan to host some bootstrap files that need to be updated every 24 hours, maybe more often. I plan to serve the files using nginx, how can I ensure that I only replace files when 0 people are ...
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How to have cloudfront distribution listen on custom port for HTTPS?

I have setup a Cloudfront distribution on AWS with custom domain name to fetch firmware update file from S3. However, the existing devices that we have with customers make an HTTPS request to that ...
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One share vs multiple shares on a fileserver

In the past, before the NTFS filesystem, creating shares was the only way to set permissions on shared data. But with NTFS being there, you can basically have all the data on a server be in one shared ...
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fsync failed on Samba share, cannot write to anything

I have several Samba shares running on my Synology RackStation NAS server. Lets just call these Samba shares: newton1 newton2 newton3 Each of the newtons is pointing towards a different RAID volume. ...
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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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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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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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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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