We have a new file server setup that's accessible to all computers on the
lvl1 network and is mounted to all of the PCs in the main room. I already
setup mounts and copied files to the share.
Accessible at //files/shared/
Cross platform web based file manager at http://files/
Five disk raid 5 array with hot spare for speed and security
Mapped as Z:/ on laser cutter computer and bench pc and mounted to ~/z on
maker bot pc
Includes a Recycle Bin to prevent accidental deletions
This is running on one of the HPs downstairs. It has 6x 72GB 10k drives in
it configured as a 5 disk raid 5 array with one hot spare. I installed
Debian and setup samba with the recycle option. Instead of deleting files
they are moved to a location outside of //files/shared/. This means as
long as only //files/shared/ is mounted it's impossible
to permanently delete files. If, for some reason, you need a file gone
simply mount //files/recycle_bin/ and delete it from there. This two step
process will allow users to permanently delete files but still protect
against accidental deletions.
I'm also running elFinder, a php/jquery web based file manager for quick
access. This does not access the files directly, instead it goes through
samba so the recycle feature applies here too. recycle_bin is not
accessible through the web interface.
Do not expect privacy or security on this server! These files are readable
and writable by anyone who knows our password (the one on the big poster in
the main room) so use common sense when putting files on here. This is
mainly to be used for transferring jobs to the makerbot or laser cutter.
Also, please me mindful of the space. Keeping a copy of all your .stl
files is fine but your music collection is not. Once again, just use
common sense and enjoy!