I'm a potential NetApp customer and I'm evaluating NetApp functionality using ONTAP Select.
We're interested in using FAS SVM's for CIFS sharing instead of Windows Virtual Servers.
One thing we use on our Windows Servers are quotas so that Marketing can't go above 100GB on their shared folder and Finance can't go above 50GB and so on.
I believe the way to do this on NetApp is using Qtrees?
Where I'm struggling is with whether I can have a quota on a subfolder.
If you look in the graphic below I've managed to setup Qtrees for each top level level folder (Finance, IT, Marketing, Projects), but I'm not clear how to do this for the Marketing\Sales subfolder, or if it can be done?
Also when I create the Qtree I get a warning about export policy but this is using NTFS permissions only surely?
In this case you create one root flex volume, one flexvol for finance, marketing and so on. Then you map those flexvol volumes according to you business needs and export to users root directly. So for end users those volumes looks like folders for their departaments, while they will use single, the same file share. In this manner you’ll be able to control & modify space for each department.