Managing Shares
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The ability to manage the CTERA Edge Filer from the CTERA Portal matches the CTERA Edge Filer procedure.

  1. Click the DEVICES option in the navigation pane.
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    This page displays all the devices that have been connected to your account.

  2. Select the CTERA Edge Filer with shares you want to manage.

  3. Click the Shares tab.

  4. Click New Share.
    The Select a Folder to Share wizard opens, displaying the volumes and folders on the CTERA Edge Filer.

  5. Select the volume, folder, or subfolder on which you want to define the share.

    Note

    Subfolders, nested shares, are not available for Cloud Backup.

    • To create a new subfolder to select as a nested share, select the parent folder, click New Folder, and then assign the subfolder a name.
    • You can define nested shares based on subfolders within your own cloud drive, which are available to users based on the permissions defined when creating the share. If the share has NT ACL settings, these settings are applied to the nested share and to every share below this share. For example, if the administrator has a personal cloud drive named MyGateway, to which he migrated a full old Windows File Server with the following structure:
      /Cloud
      /WIN-File-Server
        /Share1
        /Share2
      /My Files
      /Shared with me
      
      If, before the Windows File Server migration, \\Win-File-Server\Share1 and \\Win-File-Server\Share2 shares were exposed in the old file server, users logged in to MyGateway can access the content of the shares: \\MyGateway\Share1 and \\MyGateway\Share2 after they are defined:
      Share1 = \\MyGateway\Cloud\WIN-File-Server\Share1
      Share2 = \\MyGateway\Cloud\WIN-File-Server\Share2
      
  6. Click Next and then assign the network share a name.

  7. Click Next to choose through which sharing protocols to expose this share.
    The Sharing Protocols window is displayed.
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    Windows File Sharing is checked by default and cannot be deselected. From the drop-down, select one of these access levels for the share:

    • Only Authenticated Users. Users will be required to authenticate using their gateway user name and password, in order to access the network share.
    • Windows ACL Emulation Mode. The share will be a Windows ACL emulation mode share.
      Users access the shared files and folders through standard Windows client computers; for example, using Windows Explorer through the SMB/CIFS access provided by the CTERA Edge Filer.
      Windows ACL Emulation Mode also allows you to block users from writing specific file types into the gateway share or gaining control of the content located on it.

    Block the following file extensions – The listed file extensions are blocked. Separate file extensions with a comma (,).
    Client Side Caching – Server files are designated for off-line work so that a copy of the files is cached on the client computer and can be accessed when the client is off line in exactly the same way as if they were stored on the Windows file server.

    • Manual caching for documents – Users must cache files manually.
    • Automatic caching for documents – A copy of the files is cached automatically.
    • Disabled – The client computer cannot cache files locally and the updated copy must be retrieved from the file server.
  8. Specify how you want to share the files.
    FTP – Users will be able to access and download files on this share from the FTP site. To configure the FTP server, go to Shares > FTP Server.
    Search – Users will be able to search for files in this share.

  9. Click Next.
    The NFS (UNIX File Sharing) window is displayed.
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  10. Check the Enable NFS Access option to enable NFS clients to access the share.
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    Note

    For a windows ACL emulated share, permissions are written differently when NFS access is enabled and when it is not enabled. If you have a standard windows ACL share with permissions and then turn on NFS, the NTACL permission are no longer readable and need to be reapplied. This applies for any device the data is shared on. Because the permissions synced, if a share doesn’t match NFS enablement across devices, the permissions will be unreadable across devices as data is synced.: Either have every device referencing the share be NFS access enabled or not.

    Either, click New to configure each client to which you want to grant access. A row is displayed in the table:

    1. Enter the client's IP address and netmask in the appropriate fields.
    2. Select the permitted level of access to the network share via NFS. Options are None, PreviewOnly, Read Only, or Read/Write.
      Note

      Preview Only permission prevents downloading, copying, or printing the file and content cannot be synchronized for offline access.

    Or,
    Click Remove and then select the client's IP address to remove the client from the list.

    Note

    The NFS mount path for the network share is specified at the top of the window.

  11. Click Next and set which users can access this network share.

    1. In the Local Users drop-down list, select one of the following:
      Local Users – Search the users defined locally on the CTERA Edge Filer.
      Domain domain Users – Search the users belonging to the domain called domain.
      Local Groups – Search the user groups defined locally on the CTERA Edge Filer.
      Domain domain Groups – Search the user groups belonging to the domain called domain.
    2. In the Quick Search field, type a string that is displayed anywhere within the name of the user or user group you want to add, or click ... to list the users.
      A table of users or user groups matching the search string is displayed.
    3. Select the user or user group in the table.
      The user or user group is added to the list of users and user groups who should have access to the network share.
    4. For each user and user group, click in the Permission field, and then select the access level from the drop-down list.
  12. Click Next and then Finish to complete the wizard.

Click image.png next to the share to edit it or remove it.


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