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file server

n. ~ A computer configured to store and provide access to files for clients connected by a network.

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File servers are typically customized with high-speed disk drives and broadband network connections. They are often used for central storage of data, making it easy to back up many users' data. As a result, they often include tape or other backup systems. Client systems are often configured to make it appear that the file server is a local drive.