Maintaining Windows File Server Structure and ACLs in CTERA Portal Folders
  • 20 Aug 2023
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Maintaining Windows File Server Structure and ACLs in CTERA Portal Folders

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If you have your Windows file server structure and ACLs defined in a shared system on a CTERA Edge Filer, you can implement this structure on the portal.

To maintain your Windows file server structure and ACLs in a portal:

  1. Set up the users that will access the file system.
  2. Create a new cloud drive folder. You cannot edit an existing folder to emulate Windows ACLs.
  3. Create the cloud share root folders in the portal, as described in Adding or Editing Cloud Drive Folders, checking Enable Windows ACLs in the procedure.
  4. Set up the cloud share with Windows ACL emulation in the CTERA Edge Filer, as described in the Managing Network Shares.
  5. Use CTERA Migrate to copy the file system from the old share in the gateway to the new share, as described in Migrating a File Server to a CTERA Edge Filer.

Since you can have many users and root folders to migrate, CTERA recommends writing scripts to perform these tasks.

An agent connected to the portal has access to the cloud drive and is able to share any of the ACL folders and files with other users accessing the portal. These folders and files are accessible or not accessible by the other users based on the ACLs defined. For example, if a folder is shared with a user but the folder does not have any ACL access permissions, when the user attempts to access the folder a message similar to the following is displayed: You have no permission to view this folder.


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