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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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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Devices on network unable to find each-other

i'm trouble shooting a problem on a network for a friend. I'm more of a software guy, and by no means very experienced in networking. They had a physical sophos firewall and the subscription expired. ...
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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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Windows server 2012 R2 not closing open files properly with Mac users

I currently run a Windows 2012 File Server. I have many Mac users who also connect to this server through SMB to access these files. I have an issue that has been happening for some time where for ...
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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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Windows Continuous Availability slow with System.IO.DirectoryInfo

we have a share on a Windows Failover Cluster with enabled "Continuous Availability". It runs on Windows Server 2019 When we create a folder and check how long it takes till we get an existing handle ...
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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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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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