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Old 03-06-2010, 04:54 AM   #1
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Please suggest me a file server software.


I want to set up a file server in office.

Every user has different permission for different folders and files.

Some folders only some user can watch and edit.

The

I am new to Linux, and hope can find a solution with GUI management tool.

Many thanks.
 
Old 03-06-2010, 06:46 AM   #2
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what do you want to seve files to?? windows machines? If so the you'll be wanting SaMBa, wjich will be preinstalled on any normal server / desktop distro.
 
Old 03-06-2010, 10:01 AM   #3
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If you are looking for an easy to manage NAS Server OS. I recommend Openfiler. It's based on rPath & works great as a SAN/NAS server.

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Old 03-06-2010, 03:13 PM   #4
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nfs is pretty standard.
i like sshfs.
 
Old 03-06-2010, 03:24 PM   #5
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Quote:
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I want to set up a file server in office.

Every user has different permission for different folders and files.

Some folders only some user can watch and edit.

The

I am new to Linux, and hope can find a solution with GUI management tool.

Many thanks.
What is the client OS that will be accessing the file server? That makes a world of difference in what file server you want to setup on a Linux system.

If your clients are Linux, then stick with the native NFS. It is fast, easy, and just works with next to zero hassles.

If your clients are Windows, then you have 2 choice. NFS (you will need to install the NFS client on the windows workstations) or samba server. I have never set up a NFS client for windows, but there are plenty of HOWTOs out there on google to help with that.

Setting up a samba server is rather easy unless you are trying to mesh it into an AD native domain. If you are in a "workgroup" and not a domain it is very simple to configure and set permissions.

If the client OS is MAC OSx, then NFS is also the way to go. set it up just like you would for Linux clients as OSx has native access to NFS file shares. works like a dream. That is what I use at my home and my office. Mac clients with NFS (CentOS 5.x Linux) servers. Took me all of 5min to set up my NFS server and configure my Mac clients.
 
Old 03-06-2010, 03:37 PM   #6
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Or you could download a copy of Centos, most recent version in 5.4, link here:
http://distrowatch.com/index.php?dis...h=all&year=all

The next link goes through setting up a server, and the different things you might want to set up in a server, read this all the way through first to see if this is what you need, and if it covers what you want to do.

Setting up a server in Linux is not a difficult task, getting a feel for what you want it to do is a little more difficult. HowToForge has many tutorials that go through many different server setups, if the one I pointed you to isn't what your looking for, search the site and see what else you come up with.
 
Old 03-07-2010, 01:30 AM   #7
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what do you want to seve files to?? windows machines? If so the you'll be wanting SaMBa, wjich will be preinstalled on any normal server / desktop distro.
My client include Windows XP, Ubuntu 9.10, Linux Mint 8.

Many thanks for your suggestion.

I had tried samba.

However, I don't find a GUI to manager it.
 
Old 03-07-2010, 01:32 AM   #8
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If you are looking for an easy to manage NAS Server OS. I recommend Openfiler. It's based on rPath & works great as a SAN/NAS server.
Many thanks for your suggestion.

I already download it, and will test it.

Thank you very much.
 
Old 03-07-2010, 01:42 AM   #9
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What is the client OS that will be accessing the file server? That makes a world of difference in what file server you want to setup on a Linux system.

If your clients are Linux, then stick with the native NFS. It is fast, easy, and just works with next to zero hassles.

If your clients are Windows, then you have 2 choice. NFS (you will need to install the NFS client on the windows workstations) or samba server. I have never set up a NFS client for windows, but there are plenty of HOWTOs out there on google to help with that.

Setting up a samba server is rather easy unless you are trying to mesh it into an AD native domain. If you are in a "workgroup" and not a domain it is very simple to configure and set permissions.

If the client OS is MAC OSx, then NFS is also the way to go. set it up just like you would for Linux clients as OSx has native access to NFS file shares. works like a dream. That is what I use at my home and my office. Mac clients with NFS (CentOS 5.x Linux) servers. Took me all of 5min to set up my NFS server and configure my Mac clients.
Many thanks for replying.

My clients include Windows XP, Ubuntu 9.10 and Linux Munt 8.

I don't have a AD native domain.

I had tried share folder in Ubuntu 9.10 with following way.

http://www.simplehelp.net/2007/05/19...ers-in-ubuntu/

However, I can not create different account for different folder.
 
Old 03-07-2010, 01:44 AM   #10
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Or you could download a copy of Centos, most recent version in 5.4, link here:
http://distrowatch.com/index.php?dis...h=all&year=all

The next link goes through setting up a server, and the different things you might want to set up in a server, read this all the way through first to see if this is what you need, and if it covers what you want to do.

Setting up a server in Linux is not a difficult task, getting a feel for what you want it to do is a little more difficult. HowToForge has many tutorials that go through many different server setups, if the one I pointed you to isn't what your looking for, search the site and see what else you come up with.
Many thanks for your replying.

I will take it a try.

Thank you very much.
 
Old 03-07-2010, 08:06 PM   #11
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Re GUI for Samba; you want SWAT http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/...tion/SWAT.html
http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/w...nux,_and_Samba
 
Old 03-07-2010, 08:53 PM   #12
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http://www.amahi.org/tour/sharing

Hi I had tested this one.

It works well.

Many thanks for all of you.

Thank you very much.
 
Old 03-07-2010, 09:12 PM   #13
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If you are looking for an easy to manage NAS Server OS. I recommend Openfiler. It's based on rPath & works great as a SAN/NAS server.
Hi,

I already test OpenFiler.

It is very easy to install, however the management is confused to me.

Many thanks for your suggestion.
 
Old 03-07-2010, 09:14 PM   #14
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http://www.amahi.org/tour/sharing

Hi I had tested this one.

It works well.

Many thanks for all of you.

Thank you very much.
 
  


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