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Creating Qtrees in Directories or Subdirectories?

DidierW
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Hello,

We are using CIFS SVMs with volumes that have the ntfs securitystyle.

f.ex.: volume1/MyJunctionPath/

We would like to use Qtrees for example with quotas but as far as I understood you can only create Qtrees at the root of the volume.

f.ex: 

/vol/volume1/Qtree1

/vol/volume1/Qtree2

etc

Isn't it possible to create or use Qtrees in Directories or subdirectories?

f.ex.: like this?

/vol/volume1/Departement1Directory/Qtree1

/vol/volume1/Departement1Directory/Qtree2

/vol/volume1/Departement2Directory/Qtree3

/vol/volume1/Departement2Directory/SubDirectoryX/Qtree4

etc

Thanks a lot for your feedback!

Regards,

Didier

 

 

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donny_lang
2,251 Views

I tested this quickly in my lab and it does not appear possible to create qtrees below the root of the volume (running 9.5P6). 

DidierW
2,176 Views

Thank you for your reply.

Yes it doesn't work too on 9.6sp4.

Sadly ... this would have been a very nice feature ....

GidonMarcus
2,134 Views

Hi.

Quick tip - you can create symbollink/widelink into a dedicated qtree from any location in the share...

https://kb.netapp.com/app/answers/answer_view/a_id/1029855

 

it's not so clean... but it's an option...

 

 

Gidi Marcus (Linkedin) - Storage and Microsoft technologies consultant - Hydro IT LTD - UK

YeKyaw
2,110 Views

What I can think is using volume instead of qtrees. Use subdirectory as a junction for the volume.

 

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