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CIFS share without Qtree?



I have one already configured SAN with a CIFS share which is used by DFS. I am trying to do the same path structure on the other SAN. From my understanding of what I have read on CIFS share set up instructions, without adding Qtrees I would be unable to make a share. However on the old SAN I cannot find any Qtrees although the shares are present there.


Couple of screenshots of the old SAN (some names were deliberately hidden):!86845&authkey=!AH8FNicH-bLOiVc&v=3&ithint=photo%2cpng!86847&authkey=!ADOdt-CPGGfdygM&v=3&ithint=photo%2cpng!86844&authkey=!ADZBqYJP3g2evLw&v=3&ithint=photo%2cpng!86848&authkey=!ADlYHFKhBRBlhYw&v=3&ithint=photo%2cpng


Could somebody give me suggestions how it was possibly done on the old SAN?

Thank you


OnCommand System Manager, ONTAP 8.3, FAS2552.


Re: CIFS share without Qtree?


You can create a CIFS share on the volume level. There's no requirement for a qtree.

Re: CIFS share without Qtree?


Hi @vaidotas,


The CIFS/SMB Configuration Express Guide walks through setting up shares with clustered Data ONTAP in a concise manner (25 pages vs hundreds...).  You might want to give it a read here.


Hope that helps!



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