Adding or Editing Cloud Folders
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You can add a folder in the cloud drive for a user, or edit an existing folder. The folder can be for a specific user or for a team project.

Team projects are shared equally by the collaborators and the initial owner’s name is not displayed as part of the folder name. So that a user can use a team project that does not use personal storage:

  • The user can request that a folder in the cloud drive to be a team project with the storage allocation taken from the storage provisioned for that team portal and not from the folder owner’s storage quota.
  • Administrators can define team projects in the cloud drive for a user, with the storage allocation taken from the storage provisioned for that team portal and not from the folder owner’s storage quota.
Note

The user can only request a team project if Allow users to request team projects with independent quota is enabled in the virtual portal settings for the team portal, described in Team Portal Settings.

To add or edit a cloud folder:

  1. Select Folders > Cloud Drive Folders in the navigation pane.
    The Cloud Drive Folders page opens, displaying all cloud folders.
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  2. Either,

    • Create a new folder, click New Folder.
      The New Cloud Drive Folders window is displayed.
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    Or,

    • Edit an existing folder, click the folder's name.
      The folder window is displayed with the folder name as the window title.
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      Note

      A Compliance option is displayed for an existing cloud folder if compliance was set up when the cloud folder was first defined.
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      For details, see Folder (WORM) Compliance: CTERA VAULT.

  3. Complete the fields:
    Name – A name for the folder.

    Note

    Renaming a nested cloud folder makes the folder inaccessible to every edge filer that includes this share.

    Description (Optional) – A description for the folder.
    Owner – The user to own the folder. The owner controls access to the folder.
    Folder Group – A folder group for the folder.
    Use Owner Quota – The storage quota allowed for this folder is taken from the storage quota of the folder owner. If the owner attempts to use more than this amount of storage, for example, by uploading a file to the folder that causes the quota to be exceeded, the file is not uploaded. The quota is also enforced on the folder on CTERA Edge Filers.
    Use Folder Quota – The amount of storage allowed for this folder, which cannot be more than the storage quota of the team portal. The value must be an integer value. If a user attempts to use more than this amount of storage, for example, by uploading a file to the folder after the folder quota has been reached, the file is not uploaded. A file that when uploaded causes the quota to be exceeded will be uploaded, but no files after that. The quota is also enforced on the folder on CTERA Edge Filers.

    Note

    The CTERA Messaging service must be implemented by the global administrator for the folder quota to be applied to CTERA Edge Filers. For details about setting up the CTERA Messaging service, see Managing the CTERA Messaging Service.

    Enable Windows ACLs – Select this option if you are syncing a CTERA Edge Filer share to a CTERA Portal including the NT ACLs and extended attributes on the CTERA Edge Filer. The files are saved in the portal using the NT ACL settings defined on the files. For more information, see Maintaining Windows File Server Structure and ACLs in CTERA Portal Folders.

    Note

    Enable Windows ACLs is set by default. If Enable Windows ACLs is set all content in the folder cannot be shared by an end user using a public link.

    Extended Attributes – Select this option if you are syncing a CTERA Edge Filer share to a CTERA Portal including extended attributes on the CTERA Edge Filer. The files are saved in the portal using the extended attributes defined on the files. Files defined with macOS tags defined can be synced to multiple edge filers with their tags. The macOS extended file attributes are part of the item’s metadata and macOS tags are only supported when defining a new cloud folder, by checking Extended Attributes in the New Cloud Drive Folder window in the CTERA Portal.

    Notes

    If Extended Attributes is checked, Enable Windows ACLs is also checked and cannot be unchecked while Extended Attributes is checked.


    Tags can only be defined for a new cloud folder. When macOS Tags are enabled for the cloud folder, Windows ACLs are also enabled and cannot be disabled.

  4. If you are a Compliance Officer or a Read/Write Administrator with the Manage Compliance Settings permission, described in Managing Administrator Users, you can set the compliance that will apply to the cloud folder, described in Folder Compliance.

    Note

    The Compliance option can only be defined when first defining the cloud drive folder.

  5. Click Save.

The cloud folder is created or updated.


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