Sharing Local Files
  • 12 May 2022
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Sharing Local Files

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Folders and files that are required locally, but not required to be part of the global namespace can be stored on the CTERA Edge Filer and not synced with the CTERA Portal. This content can be shared locally over the network and backed up to the cloud. Files can be shared in any of the following ways:

  • Using Windows File sharing. Every share is exposed through Windows File Sharing, so that Windows clients on the network can access the shares through Windows.
  • Using FTP. You can use the CTERA Edge Filer as an FTP server to transfer files or folders over the local network. The FTP protocol is disabled by default.
  • Using NFS. You can use the CTERA Edge Filer as an NFS server, enabling clients with specified IP addresses to access network shares on the CTERA Edge Filer, as if the shares were located on the client's hard drive. Both NFS versions 3 and 4 protocols are supported, depending on the protocol used by the client.

To make any local folder accessible to other CTERA Edge Filer requires the following basic steps:

  1. Assign the user a CTERA Edge Filer user account. See Managing CTERA Edge Filer Users.
  2. Configure the relevant protocol (Windows File Sharing, FTP, NFS) that you want the users to use to access the files. See Network Sharing Protocols.
  3. Make a network share on the folder you want to share. See Managing Network Shares.
  4. Provide access to the share. See Accessing Network Shares.

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