All Storage Servers is activated with pre-installed special OS template - "Filer (CentOS 7, Rsync, FTP, Samba) (64-bit)"
Take a note, that default folder for data storage in the Storage Server is /home/storage
"Filer" OS template have pre-installed services and tools like:
• Rsync tool
• FTP (vsFTPd) service
• Samba (smbclient, smbd) service1. Rsync usage
1.1. You can securely sync data between target server and the Storage Server by using SSH keys. Instructions how to do that:
a. Generate SSH key on the target server (not the Storage Server!):
ssh-keygen -f ~/.ssh/id_rsa -q -P ""
b. Copy created SSH key to the Storage Server from the target server:
ssh-copy-id -i /root/.ssh/id_rsa.pub [email protected]_server_IP
c. Test connection between the target server and the Storage Server. Execute this command from the target server:
rsync -avz -e "ssh -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o UserKnownHostsFile=/dev/null" --progress /home storage_server_IP:/home/storage 2. FTP usage
2.1. "Filer" OS template have FTP service (vsFTPd) installed and ready to use. You can easily login by using any popular FTP client.
Example login details:
FTP hostname: xxxx.time4vps.com
Port: 213. SAMBA usage
3.1. Login to the Storage Server SAMBA from another Linux systems:
smbclient //xxxx.time4vps.com/storage -U root
3.2. In order to connect (mount) Storage Server and Windows systems (to use it as attached storage) use this guide:https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4026635/windows-map-a-network-drive
(In "Folder" put your server hostname. For example:: \\xxxx.time4vps.cloud\Storage
3.3. In order to connect (mount) Storage Server and MAC OS
systems (to use it as attached storage) use this guide:https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204445
(In "Server Address" enter your server hostname. For example: smb://xxxx.time4vps.cloud\Storage
: Storage Server is designed for archiving non-critical data (e.g. backups), therefore additional backups are not being done. Customer is responsible for data recovery (e.g. from secondary storage) in the event of unlikely RAID6 failure (when 3 or more hard drives fail at the same time).