2010-02-23 12:02 PM
Has anyone successfully configured using widelinks?
The knowledgebase documents is not that useful.
We configured it but from cifs clients we get error "the location it refers is unavailable...."
Can you pl. post your experience?
We want to create soft links in netapp share which points to another NAS storage.
2010-02-24 09:09 AM
I have done it. The real trick is to get the symlinks and the translation table right.
Of course you start by enabling widelinks on the source share.
netapp> cifs shares -change vol1 -widelink
It should look like this in cifs shares:
... widelinks supported
everyone / Full Control
Then you create a symlink with a pattern that can be matched by the controller. Note: This path need not (and probably won't be) real. Here's my example
lrwxrwxrwx 1 adamfox adamfox 18 2010-02-24 11:58 widelink -> /use/this/widelink
2011-03-03 02:31 PM
Great post -- Chris Kranz references you on this topic (along with other good resources) here.....http://communities.netapp.com/groups/chris-kranz-hardware-pro/blog/2011/03/03/cifs-widelinks#cf