Explore different ways to make storage available on a network. This course can prepare you for the network filesystems and file services section of the LFCE exam.
- Users, systems, and applications need a place to store their stuff. So file storage is one of the most important services a server can provide. Whether it's for a team of people working together on the same files or for keeping users home folders stored centrally on a network server you can back up or it just for making a large amounts of storage on one machine available over the network to another machine. Network file systems and file storage are foundational concepts for a system administrator. I'm Scott Simpson. And in this course, we'll take a look at three common ways to make storage available on a network.
We'll look at Samba which can provide SMB or shift shares to clients. We'll also take a look at NFS which is commonly used for network home folders and for connecting storage to servers, and we'll take a look at remote block storage which isn't really a network file system per say but is a way of making storage available over the network. And we'll take a quick look at some older or less frequently used file sharing protocols as well. Let's go.