Widelink implementation - pointing CIFS share to Windows Share
2018-03-02 04:04 PM
I have a CIFS share on my FAS2040 that I want to migrate to a Windows Server. on the NetApp side the path is /vol/CIFS_VOL_Test./share On the windows side the UNC is \\server\test. I have created the file /etc/symlink.translations file and placed the following entry in it:
widelink /vol/CIFS_VOL_Test/share/* \\server\test\*
I have widelink enabled on the volume containing the share. When I display CIFS Shares the cifs share in question displays the following:
... widelinks supported
... strict symlink security disabled
when I access the cifs share on the netapp is does not redirect. What steps, if any, am I missing?
Thank you for your assistance.
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Re: Widelink implementation - pointing CIFS share to Windows Share
2018-03-03 02:21 AM
I suspect you are missing the symlink. The tranlations file tells the storage system how to tranlate the target path of a symlink into a path CIFS clients will understand. In the widelink use case, the translated mapping is to a UNC path, but the translation only occurs when the CIFS client hits a symlink.
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