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 workstations that are ...

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What's the difference between a file server and a non file-server OS?

In my current Windows Vista install (as well as other Window's installs), I can share files by sharing folders and having public directories. What's the difference between having an actual file ...
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Utility to unmap a network drive when the screen saver starts

I'm looking for a way to unmap network drives when the screen saver turns on. I have a few users that share an external, encrypted drive (Samba share, not windows) and they have a requirement to ...
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Simple file server I can put in an electricity cabinet?

I'm building a new house and would like to put a file server in the electricity cabinet. The constraints this puts on the file server are small form factor and being able to work inside a closet. ...
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Family server setup

I really hope some of you can give me some direction. I have setup a linux server at home and through samba I can access files from different computers in my home. I would like to use this server as a ...
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Linux HTML file server [closed]

I'm building a file server using Ubuntu. I want to setup an HTML based file upload/download system where I can create accounts for a few users and allow each user access certain folders. So that the ...
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Fileserver, home backup solutions

Given that the next version of Windows Home Server isn't going to support Drive Extender (no single storage pool, no software data redundancy) I'm investigating alternative solutions Requirements ...
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Repurpose PPC Mac Mini as video chat/fileserver/backup system?

I am about to replace an ageing G4 PPC Mac Mini with the latest model and have a couple of thoughts on repurposing the old hardware; I'm looking for advice/recommendations as to the ideas being ...
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Easiest way to set up a linux-hosted file server for wife's windows machine

I would like to use an extra physical hard drive in my linux server to provide my wife a place to backup her Windows XP desktop. I am willing to format this drive as NTFS (or anything else) and have ...
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How do I diagnose a bottleneck in an Intel Atom based Ubuntu server?

I have a small media server at home which has software RAID and a gigabit link to the rest of my network. For some reason though, I only get ~10MB/s transfers when copying to/from the server. I use ...
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What hardware combination should I consider for a 20TB file server? [closed]

I want to build a file server for my home media. The server will only be used to serve files to my Media PC. Essentially all it needs to do is be able to expose around 20TB of shared folders. I don't ...