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 workstations that are attached to the same computer network.

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Single share across multiple locations Windows Server 2019

I would like to create a share that appears to the user as a single share, however it is actually a combination of two separate targets. I have a server with a D: drive that is backed up daily and is ...
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Intermittent failed attempts to login to SMB using Windows account name

I'm having a problem with Windows 10 intermittently trying to login to a file server (SMB/CIFS) which I only found out about because the file server is a QNAP NAS with SMB shares and the NAS has ...
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Fileserver with dynamic files

This may sound a bit odd, but I am trying to make it so that the files that get served can be chosen dynamically. In details, I want to perform 2 operations. For all .txt files, replace {USER} with ...
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PowerShell Set-Location to file server PermissionDenied under Enter-PSSession

In our company, we have a fileserver from where I want to run scripts to update remote computers. All computers are in a domain. When I'm on my computer and execute (PowerShell run as Admin or not) ...
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Windows 7 machine cannot connect to Ubuntu 18.04 file server

Please excuse me if this has been asked, I have looked all over the web for an answer and turned up nothing. My Problem: Neither My windows 7 machine (called Executor) Nor my Windows 10 Machine (...
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Excel doesn't give 'file in use pop-up' when other user's file is in sleep

When \\server\file.xlsx is opened in read/write by user 1 & user 2 tries to open \\server\file.xlsx, user 2 gets promped with "file already in use by user 1, open in read only or notify." as it ...
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File Server - Is it possible to allow users to view all files but don't allow them to access them

I am hosting a File Server on my local windows server 2019 computer. The file structure is Users -> User1 -> User2 I have it so Domain Users can access and view the Users folder. I then have ...
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Error opening network folder

I have a file server with SMB2 protocol that authenticates users through AD. I am mapping the drive by network IP. However, at some point, I can not open the drive, gives mapping error not found. ...
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Is there a redundant storage method that handles drives of multiple sizes well? What about growth?

I'm looking for something redundant I can just plop on a server with a bunch of garbage drives that just works without the smaller drives crippling the capacity of the larger drives. Lets say I have ...
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How to run DocFetcher as a background process

Can somebody help with running DocFetcher as a background process or windows service, so it can index files without logging in to a file server? http://docfetcher.sourceforge.net/en/index.html
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Slow file transfers between home server and PC over ethernet

I have an HP Proliant DL385 G5p server which I use to host a personal Debian 9 fileserver via a VM on a hypervisor. This VM has its own 1Gb/s ethernet connection to a switch of the same speed, which ...
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Is there some kind of local file for my server that I can access from my PC? [closed]

I am pretty new to making / using a web server. I've been using Winscp to transfer files back and forth, but for certain applications it would just be a lot simpler if I just had a "file" I could ...
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Suddently I can't access shared drive - DNS?

I have a Synology NAS. In my DSN server, I have two entries pointing to the same IP of my Synology NAS (10.0.1.1)... MySynologyNas MyFileServer Suddently during the day, I can't accesss "...
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Fileserver with huge RAM (preferrably windows 2012 R2)

I have server with 32GB. Currently it's windows server 2012 R2 It serves as fileserver. 4 Hard Drives with 1 SSD configured with storage pool with hot spare. To simplify the question, i just want to ...
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Only “Open With…” and “Send to” options when right clicking a file

Encountered a strange problem on a Windows Server 2003-based file server. Some files when right-clicked have only two options: Open with... and Send to. Other similar files in the same directory look ...
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How to create online file server for students [closed]

I would like to make a page for my students group, requirements: someone with account (login and password, which me, admin, would give them) those with access, can upload and download files How can ...
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File server home share not available

I have configured a file server on CentOS 7 to share home directories using this guide, Setup file server on CentOS 7 – Step by Step. But it's showing blank window when I'm trying to access share. I ...
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How to configure iSCSI redirection on Windows Server 2012?

rfc 7143 defines the iSCSI redirection function. I don't have a Windows Server 2012 instance at hand. Is it possible to configure this feature on Windows Server 2012? Redirection - indicates that ...
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How can I set up a 3 Computer fileserver system?

My parents separated, and now I have two computers at different houses. When working with various files I would really love to be able to just walk over and continue at the other place, meaning that ...
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Which RAID to use for File Server + Backup?

I want to setup a file server and a backup server in another building for our workplace (for clarification: I am talking about two systems, the file server in one building and the backup server in ...
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How to connect to Synology disktation as a normal user (no root) without gui (using linux terminal)

How can a regular user (no root) connect to a synology diskstation and download / upload files only without root permissions and without using some gui (browser / filebrowser)? I already activated ...
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QNAP Nas File Server outside LAN

I am trying to map my NAS as a network drive outside my LAN however I have very limited knowledge around this. I have a QNap TS-212P which is configured to port forward so I can access it's GUI ...
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Can't find folder in file server by using pathname

Need help from community here I can't find needed folder by type in start menu It got no problem when I try to mapping
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Setting up Home Computer as File Server Windows

Here's my situation. My brother has a PC with a large hard drive (2TB) in his bedroom. All our movies are stored on that drive. I have another laptop hooked up to my telly in the sitting room, ...
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No User-Info in MS Office “File is already open by…” Dialog

We have some Problems regarding the MS Office Dialog telling someone, that a File is already open by a User. I've ask all other IT Colleges and Googled for 2 hours but I've found nothing helpful. The ...
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File server VM on a btrfs host

I want to build a file server/NAS while using btrfs to protect the data (from bitrot), but I'd like to use my existing KVM/QEMU server (debian with btrfs raid1) and create a VM for this purpose. If I ...
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Can different person see different shared folder structure by file sharing services of Windows Server 2008 r2?

For example, I have a folder structure like bellow in Windows Server 2008 R2 server: ShareFolder SubFolder1 File1 SubFolder2 SSFolder1 File2 SSFolder2 ...
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Getting started on a multi-purpose home server that i can also access via the internet: Media Streaming, Game Server, File storage/Backup

Before i start i want to say that i DID search for this topic. None of the results seem to answer my questions about multiple purpose home server. Hello All! I want to build a home server for the ...
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SSD's or HDD's in a LANcache?

I am building a LANcache for a lanparty that I'm organizing. We have about 80 visitors (pretty small LAN), but our uplink is limited to 100mb/s due to reasons and it's constantly saturated with game ...
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Make PC Accessible over Internet using Public IP [duplicate]

I want to make my PC as webserver, file server which should be accessible over internet. I have a public IP, how can I use it to make my PC accessible through internet? Any help?
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Network File/Media Server with encryption

I am using an Asus RT-AC68U router and I just acquired an external HDD that I want to keep it plugged into the USB 3.0 port in order to expose data into my home network. I am looking for a way to keep ...
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6TB HDD in Synology RS814 NAS

Is it possible to put 6TB HDD's in a synology RS814 NAS? This isn't clear. This is the NAS: https://www.synology.com/nl-nl/products/RS814 http://www.nascenter.be/product/385420/synology-rs814.html?...
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FileZilla FTP server provides a help to commands even before user authenticates

I have a Windows 7 computer running FileZilla server. I was reading my logs a while back, and took note of an odd excerpt which I do not understand. 199)10/28/2014 23:07:57 PM - (not logged in) (66....
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Ignoring .DS_store preferences clientside

At work our largely shared fileserver is filled with .DS_store preferences from various users. We clean these files now and then, but still it happens constantly that I run into a folder where someone ...
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What happens when I copy or move a file between different directories of a SMB file server?

I'm wondering if moving or copying files between directories that belong to the same SMB server involves the files moving over the network from the original directory to my pc, and then again from my ...
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Windows 2008 r2 & WIndows 7 file replication

Does Windows 2008 r2 offer a way to replicate files (sync) between a Windows 7 Client Computer? The Window 2008 R2 Server and Windows 7 computer are on two different subnets and are networked via VPN. ...
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Setup a wireless file server

I need to setup a service on my laptop to transfer files to and from my Android phone over a network connection (wifi). Solutions for the laptop may be for either Ubuntu, Windows 7 and Mac OSX. I ...
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How to virtualize my physical home file server?

I have a home file server, currently has around 5TB of data, nothing fancy just old hardware (low budget) having a pentium dual core with 8GB ram. It runs snapraid so I can use dissimilar hard drives ...
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Deploying a shared folder shortcut based on individual user accounts - Windows 2008 Domain

Is it possible to create a shortcut that references a shared folder on a file server for specific individuals on a windows 2008 domain? I know you can do it with group policies, but I don't want to ...
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Safest, most flexible storage for multiple HDD's

I am building a NAS/fileserver based around the HP Proliant N54L Microserver. It is going to be used as a central repo for all media (movies, serials, music etc), possibly a dedicated torrent seedbox ...
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Setting up Debian file server, looking for advice about what file system to use

I'm currently working on setting up a Debian media and torrent server for my home. Most of my home network is comprised of Macs, and up until now my "server" was two 4 TB hard drives formatted HFS+ ...
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How to convert an old PC into a network Hard Drive

I have a really old computer, not sure what the specifications even are. There is 640MB of RAM and about 80GB of disk space on two SATA HDDs. I wanted to know if I can turn it into something useful ...
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Accessing AFP fileserver (netatalk) from Windows machine

One of our clients has a Mac environment. We are building (right now testing) a fileserver for Mac environments on a Linux box using netatalk. Netatalk uses AFP. For testing purposes, I've installed ...
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Slow write speeds on new Gigabit home file server

So I finally got all my parts delivered to setup a home file/backup server this week. It's currently running Ubuntu Server and I'm using Samba to share files on my network. The server currently has ...
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Does the type of SATA port matter in regards to fileservers?

I want to build a dedicated home file server that will also be used for streaming numerous video files. Does the SATA bandwidth matter if I will be using 1tb 7200rpm drives? Also, would I be able to ...
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Setting up a music files server [closed]

My friends and I want a to setup a server where we can just dump all our music files. I would use my computer for the storage space, and my friend (who lives somewhere else) should be able to access ...
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One hard drive local to one computer but connected to server

I would like to have one dedicated hard drive for my files (but not OS installation) at my home computer, and I would like to make those files available anywhere via a file server. I want fast file ...
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Samba shares empty and not writeable when browsing OS X 10.8

When I mount a Samba share it works, but it doesn't show me any files, even though they exist on the server, I also cannot write files to the share either. The server is CentOS 6.4, running Samba. ...
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How to auto-mount a file server on home network machines

I have three computers at home: Win7, Mountain Lion (OSX), and Snow Leopard (OSX). I want to setup a server on my homenetwork so that I can collaboratively transfer files to/from the server from any ...
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Is Google Drive suitable for use as a corporate file server

We have been using Google apps for a while and I was wondering if I could/should migrate the our corporate file servers over to use Google Drive? as this would mean all my users will have access to ...