2013-08-12 01:40 AM
We have recently carried out a migration of a Windows Server 2003R2 to DataOntap 2240. The shares have been migrated on a volume / vol1/xxx.
We need that the volume is accessible from windows with the (old ) path \ \ xxx, such as prior to migration.
It's possible to set the alias to the volume XXX? Any suggestions?
Thank you in advance
2013-08-12 11:00 AM
Check out the cifs.netbios_aliases option (which, to my surprise, is deprecated in 8.1:
Provides a comma-separated list of alternative names
for the node. A user can connect to the node using
any of the listed names.
This command is deprecated.
System administrators are encouraged to write CIFS
NetBIOS aliases to the file /etc/cifs_nbalias.cfg (one
alias per line). Use the "cifs nbalias load" command
to cause the node to process the /etc/cifs_nbalias.cfg
file. For more information, see the CIFS chapter in
the System Administrator's Guide.
So if your original fileserver\share is \\fileserver\share, create a share on your copied volume named the same, which would be available at \\filer\share. Then set a netbios alias on the filer for "fileserver".
This assumes that you're retiring the old fileserver.
2014-06-06 07:45 AM
Can anyone help me with Sharing with CIFS on a WAN? I am unable to even ping my NetApp 2240 from the other extended network? We are running Win 2008 R2. I can ping everything on the network except the NetApp 2240 appliance.