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What is the best way to redirect user's home directory to a file server? [closed]

For ordinary (domain) users on my Ubuntu PC, I would like to locate their home directories on a file server in the same LAN. I still want to keep /home local on the Ubuntu PC to provide a local home ...
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Creating a File Share Server with Internet Access and Security

I am trying to create a file share server for my friends and I to store and share video. I want my friends to be able browse the share in the Windows Explorer and mount it as a network drive if they ...
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What's the best way to implement LDAP in a classroom with one PC per student?

The objective is that each student can access his own workspace logging into a Ubuntu Server, installed in a single machine, and storing all the information. The students' workstations should act as ...
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Changing fileserver from Windows to Ubuntu [closed]

I have a few hdd in my fileserver. Do I have to format these as well when installing Ubuntu or will they work "same as on Windows"? Edit: They are set up as JBOD (just a bunch of disks)
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Remotely access data on Ubuntu Server

How might I be able to set up Ubuntu Server so that multiple people can access their own personal directory that only they would know the password for from anywhere in the world? Each person’s ...
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rsync slow via 100Mb/s ethernet

I have a file server running Ubuntu 16.04 with my entire music library, which is ~300GB, on it. I am using samba to share this media library via the local network. I also have a Macbook that I keep a ...
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How to connect to an android device to Ubuntu by use Wifi-hotspot function of android to browse android files? [closed]

I would like to browse by Linux Mint the android device (Lollipop). The android would be the server as an access point by wifi hotspot function, and the linux the cliend. I would like to browse by ...
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File server that works like samba but over internet? :)

Is there any alternative file-server program because i want to edit my files on the server so i don't have to download all files to my computer before i can edit them. I'm using samba locally it works ...
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How do I connect to a Windows 10 fileserver?

I`m planning to install Ubuntu on my HTPC (Intel NUC DN2820) again, and I also got a fileserver running Windows 10 Pro since the last time I posted something here. I want to be able to connect to my ...
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To access hidden Windows fileserver in local network

I know the name of the network, my username and password. The network is on Windows-7s filesharing. However, I cannot see in FileBrowser, the network because it is apparently hidden. I have done ...
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Linking to local files on a Windows file server share

I tried to find a similar topic, but failed to do so. So I am asking the question here. At our company I am running a pilot to get Ubuntu on our machines, as it would solve a lot of our problems. ...
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How to Setup GPT for 3TB

I have a 3TB HDD that I want to run Ubuntu 14.10 server as a file server. How can I format the drive so it will work?
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I wish to have a structure, wherein I have an UBUNTU Server machine, and my Agents connect to the same using Thin clients. How can I do that

Well I use a structure in my organisation which is as below. I have a Windows Server 20 Agents connect to that server through a Thin Client using RDP and Terminal Services. Now I want to replace the ...
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Installing Ubuntu GNOME (server) 14.04 [closed]

I am working in a new company now, and my boss asked me if there is a way of having a server with the same features as Windows without the costs. The server should have Active Directory, DHCP server, ...
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How can I view all the folders currently mounted through sshfs?

I mounted several folders through sshfs and I lost track of them. Can anyone guide me how do I list all the folders that are currently mounted using sshfs?
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Create a file server that is accessible from the internet

I want to turn my Ubuntu computer into a server that allows users to download files from it over the internet. However, I want to have it setup so people can just download files by connecting to its ...
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ReiserFS NFS for Windows and Ubuntu

So I got a new 2TB HDD for Christmas and I wanted to make an NFS with it. My uncle is a computer nerd, but also a teacher and a little hard to catch for a question, but he showed me how to set up an ...
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OS X Mavericks Won't Connect To Ubuntu Server (Netatalk, Avahi)

I'm really sorry for posting this. I know it may have been asked a thousand times. I have googled like crazy and I'm on the verge of desperation here. Basically, I followed this guide: http://...
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Is it possible to clone a machine by “restoring” the backup of the existing machine to the new machine? [duplicate]

I am wondering if the following is possible and exactly how I should go about it: I have machine 'A' (dual core i5 2.3 GHz) with Ubuntu 12.04LTS installed and configured just the way I like it. I ...
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How to migrate all users to an new server

My file server which is running Linux Ubuntu 12.01, contains more than 30 users and its samba user accounts. Now I have an brand new machine, and want move all those user accounts from the old ...
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Should I install 12.04 or 10.10 on a laptop with 512MB of RAM?

I would like to like to install Ubuntu on my old HCL laptop. Its hardware specifications are as follows: Processor: Intel Dual Core T2080 RAM: 512MB DDR2 HDD: 80GB GPU: ATI Radeon Xpress Series I've ...
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Why is Samba Access from Windows So Slow?

I have set up a file server using Ubuntu 12.04 Server. The purpose is to serve several network drives to Windows users that have heretofore been served by numerous NAS drives. I have Samba set up ...
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Can I use Ubuntu as a file server? [duplicate]

Can I use an Ubuntu desktop system as a file server or is Ubuntu Server better suited for that, and how about the permissions per folder and file? Sorry but this is my first time to use Ubuntu. I'm ...
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Is Ubuntu a European Union standard?

I mean, is the EU using ubuntu as the main operating system for its IT systems? I had read somewhere a while ago that this was the case? I am looking at pushing ubuntu as a file server for a small ...
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MythTV + File Storage in one box

I would like to build a headless Ubuntu server to work as (backup) file server + work as MythTV backend server recording and sharing TV in Home network. It should have flexible hard drive handling to ...
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I need help on setting up my work environment

I'm having trouble planning how I should store and access my files! I need a good way to ensure that I always have backups (which are browseable) and access to my files from different computers. My ...
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How to set-up my own cloud server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make my own Dropbox / Ubuntu One server at home I am a student, 17 years of age and wanting to access all of my files at greatest ease. i would like to have a system like this:...
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How to make my own Dropbox / Ubuntu One server at home?

Does anybody know of any resources that can show me how to make my own "Dropbox, Ubuntu One" server at home? I really like the idea of these services, but I don't want to put my 'stuff' in the clouds....