2010-07-12 01:45 PM
I am in the process of migrating data from a FAS3050 system to a FAS3170 system. I have many CIFS shares that have to be created and permissions added.
When dealing with the NFS exports, I can simply make changes to the /vol/etc/exports file.
Is it possible to do the same thing for CIFS? Can I edit the /vol/etc/cifsconfig_share.cfg file and copy relevant share names and permissiosn from one filer to the new filer? How do I trigger the Netapp to read the cifsconfig_shares.cfg file again?
If this can be done, it will save me hours of work.
Thank you for your help.
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2010-07-12 01:58 PM
In general, that works. You have to bounce the cifs service (cifs terminate / cifs restart) to get ONTAP to re-read the files (it's not meant to be done this way).
The biggest caveats come if you are changing domains and don't have a trust or if you have local users or groups as those may not work when you move the SIDs over.
Hope this helps.