Openfiler permission problems with shares on MacOSX and Windows

Aug. 22, 2009 - Joeri - apple - mac - nas - openfiler - samba - windows - Software

We recently came across a problem with our file server where I was unable to write to a particular directory on Openfiler. It turned out that this directory was created on a Mac and I was unable to place any files in it from Windows. What's happening? Some Googling got me to various unanswered posts where people roughly described the same problem although not everyone ...

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Installing Openfiler - Part 2

April 16, 2009 - Joeri - nas - openfiler - ldap - raid - Software

In my previous post, I went over the basic installation of Openfiler. In this final part, I'll describe how we configured Openfiler via the web interface to create users, partitions and shares. Services What is our NAS going to do? We can configure all that we need from the web interface. The Openfiler documentation, at the time of writing this blog post, was messy and ...

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Installing Openfiler - Part 1

April 11, 2009 - Joeri - nas - openfiler - raid - virtualpc - Software

Openfiler is an open source storage appliance software package. It can be installed like any other Linux distribution and allows us to manage groups, users and shares. We'll go over the set up of our 2x 1 TB disks as RAID-1 array and tweak the boot manager to set both disks as bootable. If one hard disk fails, the other can take over. Smooth.

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Building a file server

April 10, 2009 - Joeri - nas - openfiler - server - backup - Hardware

To store our documents, invoices, etc. we needed a good ol' file server connected to our network, or rather, a network attached storage (NAS). We want it to be cheap, fast, have lots of storage and accessible under Windows and MacOSX. Now we got a cool looking file server meeting all these demands and for backup we rotate mobile USB harddisks.

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