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).
How to uninstall Filer? It affects my normal use.
if you do not want to use our OS template with Filer, you can reinstall OS and you can use these operating systems:
Here is a guide on how to reinstall OS:
Please keep in mind that when you reinstall OS, all the data is deleted.