2009-09-15 01:37 PM
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?
2009-09-22 01:01 AM
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?
2009-09-22 08:46 AM
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.
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.
2009-09-22 11:04 PM
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.
2009-09-25 03:42 AM
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