Hi, I want to setup CentOS and use it as a file server (just at home). I want to be able to access it from my linux desktop and windows machines as well so I'll need samba running. I think I w... [by Raptor_45]
For file server i am using windows server 2003 for my windows xp and windows 7 clients machines.I want to switch into Samba server.For that I choose CentOS 6.6 which has samba 3.6.9 in it.
The thing which I want to discuss is what should the professional way for partitioning my 300 GB Hard Disk for a dedicated samba server.
/ 100 GB
/home (For User files)
Swap (Double of Ram)
I'm running a linux (centos) server wiht samba in a windows domain environment. The server is joined to the domain, and certain users have access to various directories on he linux server, all determined by the config file.
Users also were able to access their linux home directory (/home/username) from windows by going to \\server\username.
I'm running a small server for our flat share. It's mostly a file server with some additional services. The clients are Linux machines (mostly Ubuntu, but some others Distros too) and some Mac(-Book)s in between (but they're not important for the question).
Samba is an open source implementation of the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. It allows the networking of Microsoft Windows®, Linux, UNIX, and other operating systems together, enabling access to Windows-based file and printer shares. Samba’s use of SMB allows it to appear as a Windows server to Windows clients.