Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Sign In Register

Manage Storage Server

JustinJustin Member
edited October 2021 in Various Tutorials
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) service

1. 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/ root@storage_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:
Username: root
Password: root_user_password
Port: 21

3. SAMBA usage

3.1. Login to the Storage Server SAMBA from another Linux systems:

smbclient // -U root

3.2. In order to connect (mount) Storage Server and Windows systems (to use it as attached storage) use this guide:

(In "Folder" put your server hostname. For example:: \\\Storage)

3.3. In order to connect (mount) Storage Server and MAC OS systems (to use it as attached storage) use this guide:

(In "Server Address" enter your server hostname. For example: smb://\Storage)

Note: 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).



  • samba is not connecting on fresh installed os
  • How to uninstall Filer? It affects my normal use.

  • IevazIevaz Administrator
    edited March 17

    @hengruian said:
    How to uninstall Filer? It affects my normal use.

    Hello hengruian,

    if you do not want to use our OS template with Filer, you can reinstall OS and you can use these operating systems:

    CentOS 7
    Debian 8
    Debian 9
    Ubuntu 14.04
    Ubuntu 16.04

    Here is a guide on how to reinstall OS:

    Please keep in mind that when you reinstall OS, all the data is deleted.

Sign In or Register to comment.

Learn how to install a web and database server, email, FTP client or other applications. Discover and share information on server security or optimization recommendations.
Feel free to join our constantly expanding community, participate in discussions, strengthen your knowledge on Linux and Windows server management!
© 2013 - 2023 Time4VPS. All rights reserved.

Get In Touch