We haverecently carried outa migration ofa Windows Server2003R2toDataOntap2240. Theshareshave been migratedon a volume/vol1/xxx. We needthat the volume isaccessible fromwindowswiththe (old ) path \\xxx, such as prior tomigration. It's possible to setthe aliasto the volumeXXX?Any suggestions?
Check out the cifs.netbios_aliases option (which, to my surprise, is deprecated in 8.1:
cifs.netbios_aliases 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.
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.