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A mechanism for allowing and mediating access to files for non-local users and programs. Such mechanisms are either built on top of local filesystems or seamlessly integrated into distributed filesystems. Common examples of file sharing mechanisms include CIFS (SMB, DFS), NFS, GlusterFS, Lustre.

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Folder/source code sharing options between linux guest and Windows host [closed]

Host is Windows 10, guest is Ubuntu server, running under Virtual Box. Desired feature is to be able to share a folder containing source code between these too. Basically I want to be able to edit the ...
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Is it possible to monitor / limit file share downloads by users on a domain based on amount of data involved?

I don't think it is, but a client was wondering if we could utilize such a method to monitor / block mass downloads of a whole file share at once while still allowing the user to access the same file ...
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Cloud server advice for storing and managing files with user permissions

We are a little company with 15 workers. We work with invoices and files in common with PDF and Word extensions. For now our office workers work with local Windows shared folders but that computer was ...
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Is there a way to identify what computer created a file on a Samba share (mixed-environment)?

Am currently working on a small side project app that uses a file watcher to monitor specified folders for changes. One of the more common uses of the app would be a network share, such as a samba ...
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How to connect to VAN ( Value Added Network) to download EDI

Looking to start implementing EDI and I was told that the EDI will be sent through a VAN ( Value Added Network). How to I access the EDI files? It used to be sent through FTP. Do I have to contact ...
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Google cloud storage --- Upload and download a public bucket

I have a question about Google Cloud Storage. A company wants to share some data with us. They want to upload the data in a cloud storage and then we download them. My questions are: 1- Download the ...
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Access denied when listing Samba shares

I've installed Samba to share files with Windows 10 machines. The setup works correctly to access individual shares using their path such as \\myhost\sejf, but listing shares on \\myhost fails with ...
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Can I replace my Windows Server file/folder share service with a Raspberry Pi? [closed]

I have a Dell R720 on premise that acts as my primary domain controller for workstations. At one point the machine had many more functions and features and it was necessary to keep an on-premise ...
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Issue with two Dell R620 servers connected directly with Cat5e cable get slow speeds

I'm trying to set up a new Hyper-V cluster to run my virtual environment on. Decided to try out 2019 and currently I have two HOST servers (Dell R620s) connected together using a cat5 cable directly (...
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Azure file sharing and AD how to

I work for a small company, 5 users with Office365 standard license + email with custom domain. We have an Azure account with a couple on VM for some legacy software. We would like to set up a file ...
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File shares inacessible after server update

So I applied the 2021-9 updates on one of our Windows 2016 Server yesterday. The server was configured with a File Sharing role and the share had been working smoothly for more than a year, no glitch ...
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How to give alternate name to localhost for sharing on windows?

I have a jenkins production job which involves multiple nodes/slaves and when we run the job it utilizes them based on the slave mentioned. And also, it has access to some machines shared folders.So ...
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Windows clients slow to open SAMBA on Debian 10 (when using short hostname)

I'm having a strange problem for windows 8 and 2012R2 clients, which use a Debian 10 samba server in ADS mode. The issue is slow initial directory listing of the server, only when using the server's ...
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Remote Desktop Web Client - file exchange

I have installed Microsoft Remote Desktop Services on my Terminal Server and have published remote desktop to web portal When I open remote desktop as RDP file I see all drives on my machine like \\...
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Azure AD Joined Workstations, File Shares and User Permissions

The environment is as such. Local DC's, Azure AD Connect syncing to Azure AD. Laptops/workstations joined to Azure AD. I need to create shares on the workstations/laptops so our developers can dump ...
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HOW : single VHD shared between 2 different VMs

I need to share single VHDX with 1 large partition containing no OS, just plain files (mainly pictures) and promote it to 2 different VMs with 2different OS at 1time : VM Windows with stock keeping ...
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File Server Directory Structure

Let's say I have 3 main directories that need to be shared, I'll call them "Management", "Finance" and "Sales". There seems to be two logical ways of doing this: either I ...
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SAMBA shares don't work with short server name

I have a legacy SAMBA server to share files. But I can't mount windows disk with short name: net view \\dades.company.es -> That work net view \\dades -> That don't work net ...
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How to give permissions to local computers using computers' MAC addresses in Windows Server 2016 for file sharing

I have the following issue: I have a server with Windows Server 2016, and I need to use it only for saving, reading, and modifying files with file sharing. The way I have the restrictions is with ...
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Active Directory - grant access rights to a user that belongs to multiple groups

I have a Windows 2012 Server with file server role. I have users in my active directory which are defined by 3 things : country - service - role I have about 10 countries, 10 services and 5 roles. How ...
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Best options for storing and sharing data over mutiple servers, to be accessed by multiple users

In the environment I currently work in there are several servers dedicated to various departments. However we recently got our hands on several identical servers potentially, around 10+. I'm hoping ...
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Dynamically sharing file/folder between users on the same machine with subdirectory

I have 3000+ local users on my Linux system. I want to set permissions dynamically for folder or files. I came across ACLs (Access Control Lists) when I researched this topic. All users home location ...
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Google drive exclusive file locking

Is there a way to acquire an exclusive lock for files in Google Drive to prevent concurrent modifications? I'm helping a friend to set up their small business office, and they need to be able to share ...
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Can we mount single SAN block level storage are on two separate VMs having different OSs

We have one VM having HP-UX, on which a storage area is already mounted from SAN as block level vxfs. We need to share the same storage area on another VM in real-time read-only mode but we can only ...
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Best practice of what folders must not go to DFS-Replication File server?

I'm using The existing Windows Server 2016 DFS-Replicated file servers across 10 different locations. Each site offices in different regions and countries across the globes are replicated. However, ...
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windows 10 keeps turning off file and printer sharing [closed]

EDIT: I'm not sure why this has two downvotes already. Perhaps before doing so, those inclined to downvote can explain why, which would be helpful to me even if you don't have an answer. I have not ...
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Sharing folders with X2Go?

I just started using x2go to establish a remote desktop connection between two Debian 10 machines and discovered the neat file-sharing functionality of the x2goclient (Session Preferences > Shared ...
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Solution for file server migration to Azure cloud

I have a file server(2008 R2) running on my on-prem environment. I have around 400 users in my environment. I want to migrate this server to the Azure cloud with all SMB permissions. At the same time, ...
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“a specified logon session does not exist. it may already have been terminated” after i joined the device to azure active directory

"a specified logon session does not exist. it may already have been terminated" after i joined the device to azure active directory -i can't access our shared folder in our server after i joined the ...
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Can write to all smb shares except root of mounted USB drive

I have a USB drive mounted to /media/usbdrive on my Ubuntu 20.04 box. I can write files to any share except the root share. Meaning, I have these shares set up in smb.conf: [usb] path = /media/...
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How would i go about creating a server that can read/write all files on the host hdd?

I work in the media department of a large ministry group. We frequently travel and produce TBs of data/files every quarter. Due to the high amount of Digital Media produced, most cloud-based storage ...
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Windows File Server - file creation error

We recently migrate our file server from win 2008R2 to a win2019. But from a network drive trying to create new folder or file will give you an error "refers to a location that is unavailable". ...
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Azure - File Share using HTTPS

Is it possible to share Azure Storage's files through HTTPS without using RestAPI? I know it's native feature is to provide this through SMB 3.0, but is there a way without having to develop ...
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Access SMB over a custom port

I have the fileserver hosted on AWS. I was using smb port 445 to access the fileserver. I found out that some ISPs have blocked port 445, so I set up my fileserver instance behind AWS network load ...
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Most secure way to implement a file server to avoid ransomware

Hi I'm looking to migrate several large file servers off of windows 2012. Servers are mainly just serving flat .pdf, word files, on internal network mainly running windows 10 clients . I am strongly ...
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Can I connect computers between two routers?

Sorry in advance, I'm not a big networking guy. The best way to illustrate what I'm asking is to show it in this diagram: I need to be able to establish file sharing on Windows from "Laptop" to "PC-1"...
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How to allow file to be executed but don't allow user to view folder content in File Explorer?

I have a folder of executables that users have read and execute permissions on. They also have a link on their desktop to run them. Is there anyway to still allow them to execute these files but not ...
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Considering alternatives to traditional on-prem fileserver

I am considering alternative solutions for managing a smallish fileserver. Currently I look after (amongst other things) several small MS-Windows fileservers - in total around 4Tb of data supporting ...
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Nginx - enable download of multimedia file instead of streaming?

I am trying to enable multimedia (Mp3 and Mp4) file downloads on my newly setupped nginx/1.17.6 using HTTP2 server but the file started streaming instead of downloading. Here is my nginx.conf file: ...
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Set Azure FileShare Size - ARM Template

I'm looking for a way to set the quota size (ex, 100gb) for the file share I am deploying using Azure ARM Templates. As of now when I deploy it defaults to 5TB which is not ideal. Ideally I would just ...
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One time password sharing over local network [closed]

I am responsible for the security of a company where passwords are currently stored locally with a password manager, but if another employee needs a password, they are shared via cloud based programs ...
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No access over firewall to shared folder on clustered fileserver, but access to shares on a node server works

Update 2019-11-21: We have new a Windows Failover Cluster installed and are running a clustered file server on it that hosts file shares. We need to access these shares through a firewall from ...
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How can I specific Windows sharing folder port?

I have a NAS server(IP: 192.168.0.101) in my studio, and I mapped it's 137/138/139/445 port to my Internet IP(2.2.2.2) by router. The correspondence is: 192.168.0.101:137 <=> 2.2.2.2:30137 192.168....
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Separate Website from Files?

I'm not sure if this belongs here on Server Fault or if it belongs over on Software Engineering, but as this most likely deals heavily with the server side of hosting my website and related files, I ...
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How to properly archive files avoiding very long file path

We have some network shares and I daily receive support calls from users due to file paths which are too long. I recommend to use short folder names and avoid to deeply nest them, but my users always ...
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How to mount with SAMBA and respect symlinks

I am mounting a directory, e.g., /home/docs/ from PCserver to PCclient using the SAMBA share in Linux. Both computers are in Linux (Ubuntu). I perform sudo mount -f cifs with the necessary parameters, ...
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Symlinks look like regular files on samba shares

Symlinks on my samba share aren't behaving the way I want them to – specifically, the links look like duplicate regular files to the client machine. This used to work (i.e. symlinks on the server ...
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Shared folder on Linux

how do I create a truly shared folder on a Linux server? I want for the members of a project team to be able to read and write every file as if they were their own, regardless of whether they copied ...
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Failed downloading file. Nginx aio read /path/to/file failed (22: Invalid argument)

On our site we added the ability to download our video files. We use nginx on our servers. The weird issue is now that sometimes files are downloadable and sometimes not. The error we receive in the ...
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Share access to a network drive with other users on the same Windows machine

I am using net use to mount network drives. Of course they are only visible to the current user. I am wondering is it possible to share the drive with other users? What I am trying to achieve is to ...
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