Suggestions welcome for replacing windows server

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by dipeshmehta, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. dipeshmehta

    dipeshmehta Member


    I have been running two Windows server at my office mainly as file server. Client systems running all Windows 8.1 for one server and Windows 8 / 7 / XP as well as Ubuntu Desktop, Mint Desktop etc for another server.

    I want to replace both with linux servers, I would prefer Ubuntu 14.04. I need suggestions for running it as file server, do I go for Samba?

    Moreover, if I want to have file storage like google drive or dropbox etc, how it can be done?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. srijan

    srijan New Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Check samba

    Both google drive and dropbox can be installed in Ubuntu.

    Google drive as
    Follow the instructions and your Dive will be configured.

    For dropox use
  3. dipeshmehta

    dipeshmehta Member

    Thanks for suggestions.

    Well, regarding google drive like storage, you little misunderstood. I want my server to host files and users shall have access as similar as they access files on google drive / dropbox, i.e. on desktop or smartphone etc.
  4. srijan

    srijan New Member HowtoForge Supporter

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