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Create a cifs share inside another cifs share

Good Day,

We are in the middle of a migration project from a Windows 2k3 server to a NetApp filer. I have one share that I have copied over and it has another shared folder under it. I cannot seem to be able to share the second folder using Filerview or any other tools. I can create a new shared folder pointing to the folder I want (for example  /vol/vol4/P_Drive/Programs/Install/MSOffice2003) but it is a new, empty share. How can I create this share?

Thanks,

john

Re: Create a cifs share inside another cifs share

John,

For my own clarity, is the problem that you are tyring to share a folder under an existing share hierarchy, so for example;

/vol/vol01/example1 - is shared as share example1

and then you want to share example2 (/vol/vol01/example1/example2) under example1?

Re: Create a cifs share inside another cifs share

John,

edit:// You cannot create / share (just any) folder sitting within NetApp volume.

What you can do though, is to create a qtree within a volume & share it out - I believe the end result may be what you are after.

Regards,
Radek

edit:// Apparently I was talking rubbish (Jon, thanks for pinging me): you can share a volume, a qtree and a folder, should you wish to do so. There are some further details in this doc: http://www.netapp.com/us/library/technical-reports/tr-3771.html

It may be worth trying creating a share from a Windows mmc console if other methods fail.

Re: Create a cifs share inside another cifs share

I did some testing on this with ONTAP 7.3.x and a MS 2003 server and was able to create folders and sub folders on the server and then subsequently share them out on the appliance.

Re: Create a cifs share inside another cifs share

Seems to work for me as well using the command line:

fas3140-a> cifs shares -add test2 /vol/sharetest/testfolder
fas3140-a> cifs shares -add test3 /vol/sharetest/testfolder/testfolder2
fas3140-a>

Chris