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Multiple CIFS shares backed by a single folder

shocko
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I have a CIFS volume with a particular folder shared out as ShareA for example. I have a specific business requirement to also share this same path out as ShareB. The permissions at the share level would be the same and obviously at the NTFS level will have to be the same as they both reference the same folder. Is this possible on OnTap Clustered Mode 9.3? Is there some way of using a share alas to achieve this? 

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SpindleNinja
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Can't say I ever did that before, but I tested it in my 9.8 lab and it worked. 

 

Question is why? 

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SpindleNinja
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Can't say I ever did that before, but I tested it in my 9.8 lab and it worked. 

 

Question is why? 

shocko
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I'm using 9.3 C-mode. Can you outline how you did this (UI or CLI etc.) ?

SpindleNinja
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I just did the CLI.    You can try the GUI.    I was able to copy / delete files through both of them.    

 

https://docs.netapp.com/us-en/ontap-cli-93/vserver-cifs-share-create.html

Also, I wanted to note that any locking will be honored if anyone connects via the other share.  So if user 1 is editing a file on share1 and user 2 goes in via share2 it'll be locked / ro. 

shocko
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Awesome! Thanks. 

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