Questions tagged [file-sharing]

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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Intermittent stalling when transferring a large file

I'm trying to transfer a large file from one machine (Linux) to another (macOS) over a LAN. One machine only has a 100 Mbps NIC, so that's what I'm using. I first tried rsync, which would give ~10 MB/...
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Samba setup with FreeIPA to accommodate iOS clients

I have an IPA domain controller and have followed this guide to set up Kerberized SMB: https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_enterprise_linux/8/html/...
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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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Shared application eventually stops working

We have an application that is shared by a number of users by connecting RDP to a 'terminal server' and then launching the application through a share to an 'application server'. Basically like this: ...
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How can I set up a share in fstab?

I am following this tutorial I have a share on my server (snowdon) and on a client pc I can mount the share using sudo mount -t nfs snowdon: ~/shared I have placed the following line in etc/fstab ...
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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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Migrate Files Server to Azure Files server using AD authentication without using Windows Server

I need to migrate a client to the cloud and i intend to shut down the company's on-premises server forever. For that I need to migrate the files and maintain the authenticity at the AD user level, but ...
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How to stop malware with Synced folder

Let's assume that we have synced folder between 2 Co-Servers, a ransom is affect one of the servers that have synced folder and the files is encrypted. The encrypted files will synced and encrypt the ...
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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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Windows 2012 R2 - Anonymous Access won't turn off

I have a file share on Windows Server 2012 R2 server. It is not in a domain and we use local user accounts to access the file share. The Guest account is disabled. Share level permissions are Everyone ...
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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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Accessing shared folder in Windows Server 2016 from Windows 7

When I set up a shared folder in the server with access rights given to a special user named teamsharing. I easily created a map drive to that folder in my Windows 10 machine. But I can't do the same ...
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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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Samba directory listing denied error only for some user accounts

I'm setting up a file server (centos7) and have created a group shared directory. There are only two user accounts. One user can access the directory without issue the second gets an "...
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Continuous traffic from active directory server on port 445

Resource Monitors show on both AD servers: Image PID Address Send Receive ... System 4 10.106.17.33 38 31 ... some minutes after client reboot ... System 4 10.106.17.33 451,828 7,...
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Trouble accessing windows file shares over multiple VPN connections

Our team connects to our corporate network over VPN from remote Win 10 workstations where we access file shares. We're lifting and shifting some resources to Azure and the easiest solution is through ...
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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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Azure file share backup with ARM template - Provisioning state Failed

I tried to configure Azure file share backup using ARM template deployment. Below is the template I'm trying to deploy. First I create a Azure storage,Vault and backup policy then trying to configure ...
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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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Windows file share seems to change the network interface even though connecting via ip

Between two windows servers, I have a connection to the standard LAN (which is the default gateway) on the 10.0.0.0/24 network, I also have a direct connection between the two servers which is on its ...
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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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Stale file handle on user mounted fstab defined share

I have a file server with a NFS server running. /etc/exports contains this line for the share: /mnt/datastorev2/data/<username> 192.168.20.*(rw,no_root_squash,no_subtree_check) 192.168.22.*(rw,...
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Disable creation of specific file names on a windows share

In Linux, it's easy to disallow the creation of files with specific names through the use of samba's veto files options. This is useful in situations where, for example, you have Macs connecting to ...

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