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  1.    18 Jan 2016 #11

    Hi there.

    The large file sizes are accommodated in W8/W8.1/W10 via storage spaces. In Linux / NAS servers the same thing is available. In fact that's one of the main reasons people use NAS boxes with several bays of HDD storage -- just allocate a directory and the NAS will handle it - doesn't matter about physical volumes. If you need more space you can add (if you haven't filled them all) another HDD dynamically.

    If you have several people in a house you might find with them all wanting their own multi-media collections you will need a decent NAS (or equivalent) system. These are essentially Linux boxes so Ms needs to sort out W10 networking to work with this type of stuff.

    It's quite normal now to go into a home where there could be 8 or more different devices that all want network connectivity. Things like the excellent chromecast thingey also make streaming from local servers to remote TV's quite a normal requirement.

    Removing / fiddling around with SAMBA access from Windows when it's been working decently for YEARS was a big error IMO and Ms should get it fixed without delay.

    Incidentally these Linux distros I've had problems with W10. The Linux sees and access W10 no problem -- W10 totally doesn't see the Samba servers. : Centos 7, OPEN SUSE Leap and Linux Mint so it's not just restricted to a particular Linux distro.

    I've given up on trying to fix this - hoping a W10 update will sort it all out.

    I can access my W10 systems from the Linux side - and at least the W10 systems can access the media servers and Chromecast.

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  2.    18 Jan 2016 #12
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
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    EL Capitan

    I think with my issue is that the Lenovo ix2-4 that I have, it uses a lower speed CPU and less RAM that it should have, so with Windows it would take longer pulling up the folders that held IP Camera images. Because when I was working and we had issues with wrong people in our neighborhood, I would see up to 30 GB on my front cam. The same as with Linux Mint.

    I just never dived into Storage Spaces, because I was not looking that after 7, I was not going to be using Windows as my main OS.

    I should start getting back into the NFS stuff on my laptop, since I have been meaning to move some stuff from the Amazon Cloud drive that we have.

    I can agree on Microsoft fiddling with Samba and Cups a little too much. Especially that Cups is used on stand alone network Print Servers now, along with routers that are capable.

    The only way any of us find these kind of problems and discuss them, is on here and a couple of other boards that everyone is not at each other's throats, even though I am guilty of telling people to search first for if they can find the answer to their problem and then ask questions about how to use the information that they found, so both sides are on the same pages.
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