A file server controls access to separately stored files, typically on a system attached to a network

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Tune pure-ftpd for non-parallel large file transers

I am running a pure-ftpd server on my Raspberry Pi 3, configured with the setup guide from raspberrypi.org (https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/remote-access/ftp.md). I use it to copy media ...
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RPi 3 NAS vs WD EX4 vs old Desktop

I'm planning to build a NAS for my music, films and some other files, but I can't figure out what would fit my needs best. The Pi brings a lot of "fun" because DIY and it's versatile (Kodi, Samba, ...
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File transfer failing (SSH and Samba)

I currently have a Pi 2 with a 2.1 A power supply, a powered USB hub (separate mains supply), and plugged into that, is a powered USB2 HDD (HDD has its own mains supply). The entire HDD is shared via ...
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How to determine the problem in HDD reconnection?

I have setup my raspberry as my media streamer server using minidlna. I have also auto-mounted the HDD using its UUID. It works but I have notice from time to time, the drive gets disconnected and ...
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Is it possible to use an RPi as a local server (I think it would be considered that) for your PC, but all local — no internet connection?

I have html files that have a bunch of javascript animations in them. When you open the files locally on your PC, the animations run. When it runs these animations, it takes up some of the total CPU ...
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How can transfer files between RPI and Windows PC via Bluetooth_OBEX?

I try to build computer program that trasfer files use Bluetooth and OBEX technology between Windows and RPI. I use BLuetooth RFCOMM Server @ Windows Side. RPI is @ client side. I use pybluez and ...
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Access my Pi from another network for file transfers

Apologies in advance if this has been answered on here before but could not find an answer specific to my needs The Question: what is the simplest way to setup the Pi so that I can access it from ...
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Mounted drives show incorrect size and free space

I have two USB drives mounted using Samba as network drives using my Raspberry Pi. My Windows machine and backup software show incorrect size and used space for the drives. View from Raspberry Pi: ...
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Samba shows an extra shared folder

After a fresh install of Samba I added these lines to the /etc/samba/smb.conf file: [Media] comment = Media Folder path = /media valid users = @users force group = users create mask = 0660 directory ...
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Setting a homeserver with Rasberry PI 2

I was thinking of building a small private cloudserver almost like Dropbox or Google Drive. I'm not expecting a very fast server, it will more be like just a home server for so i can send files easily ...
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Ridicoulus File Server performance

I've setup a file server using my new PI, and I'm very disappointed about the performance. I have attached by USB 2.0 2.5" HDD with an USB hub, formatted using NTFS, and mounted automatically. I had ...
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Is it possible to setup a wireless file server and access the drives from a Windows PC? [closed]

I was hoping to setup a wireless file server using a Raspberry Pi connected to a USB flash drive or hard drive and map to the drive from a Windows PC on the network. Is this possible?
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Web access security [closed]

I'm setting up my own home Raspberry Pi server/NAS and I'm looking to be able to access outside the home network. This has however prompted me to rethink the whole setup. I have an external HDD ...
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Access external HD formatted as Mac OSX Extended (Journaled) from Windows PC

Hi Knowledgeable Interneters! This question has probably been answered somewhere before but i'm an RPi noob and apparently can't figure out the right search terms to find what i'm looking for. I've ...
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Raspberry Raid 0 gains

I'm currently using the Pi overclocked to 1GHz on Archlinux running deluge and samba which access a 3TB external USB drive. I plan on buying another identical drive and set it up as a raid 0 ...
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Network storage on SD-Card

I've set up a file server on my raspberry pi using a USB HDD for storage and the read and write speeds are very slow (2-3 MB/s) My question is, if i create a partition on the SD-Card (16gb) and use ...
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Unable to access samba file share

Aim Trying to access Samba share from my RPi to all other machines within my LAN. If it's any help, my Samba version is 3.6.6. Problem The RPi is not showing up anywhere within the "Network" area ...
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FTP-Linkage can't be seen under windows [closed]

I hope this question belongs here. I've setup a FTP-Server on my RPi. The default folder of the FTP is the "/home/pi" folder where i created a linkage to "/var/www" with the name "www". Here's ...
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Can´t upload data via SFTP

I tried to upload a folder on my Raspberry Pi using Cyberduck SFTP, this has ALWAYS worked for me, but now it doesn´t I have no idea why. Thank you in advance.
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Can a Raspberry Pi (Raspbian Distro) SD Card content be synchronized from a file server at anytime?

I want to put a Server with Raspberry Pi SD Card image and synchronize a lot of Raspberry Pi with this image. In this sense, if I update this main image on server in few minutes or hour get all my ...
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Using a Raspberry Pi to manage a bank of several hard drives

I am looking to use a Raspberry Pi as a home file server. I have several hard drives, a Raspberry Pi, an unused computer case, and files that I need to store. I would like to mount all of my hard ...
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Raspberry Pi fileserver permissions

I am using owncloud on the Raspberry Pi for file sharing and I use a HDD to save the files. I use my HDD for more then just the Raspberry and I had to change the permission of the HDD, so now when I ...
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How can I connect to my RPi NFS server using version 4?

I've set my Raspberry Pi up as an NFS server, but I cannot connect to it with NFS version 4. However, version 3 works. From my Kubuntu 13.04 client: $ sudo mount -t nfs -o proto=tcp,port=2049,vers=4 ...
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Prioritizing I/O for media playback

I have noticed that I cannot possibly play back a 1080p video from XBMC while something else is going on, e.g. a Samba transfer. Is there a simple way to set up my Raspberry Pi server (or just XBMC) ...
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Is it better to use NFS or SMB to serve files on a LAN using the Raspi?

I have a Raspberry Pi Model B w/ 256MB of RAM. I want to use it for serving my printer (via CUPS) and some files to my local machine (Mac). But I also want to tinker a bit with it, so I want to have ...
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RPi-compatible online backup service

I would like to use my RPi partly as a home file-server. I'm currently using a desktop for the same task. For instance, all of my family's pictures and home videos are on the file-server; but only a ...
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Samba login not working

I'm trying to share a external harddrive on my pi. Followed this guide: http://www.simonthepiman.com/how_to_setup_windows_file_server_wheezy.php All goes fine until i get to the part where I ad the ...
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Usb disk over network - performance

Using a simple setup with PI as a NAS, with an attached USB disk, like this: [RPI] (USB) -> Ethernet -> USB 2.0 Disk Of course both network and disk access share the same USB port, but ...
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How can the Raspberry Pi emulate a USB storage device?

USB storage devices, such as USB sticks and harddrives, are common to attach external storage to any kind of computer. How can the Raspberry Pi emulate an USB storage? The easiest application was to ...
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Can I attach a SATA controller?

I would like to use my Raspberry Pi as a file server (NAS/SMB). Will I be able to attach a SATA/RAID controller?