Maintaining Windows File Server Structure and ACLs in CTERA Portal Folders
  • 30 Jun 2022
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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 your CTERA Edge Filer, as described in the CTERA Edge Filer Administrator Guide 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 Creating or Editing Cloud Drive Folders, checking Enable Windows ACLs in the procedure.
  4. Set the CTERA Edge Filer to Caching Gateway mode, as described in the CTERA Edge Filer Administrator Guide.
  5. Set up the cloud share with Windows ACL emulation in the CTERA Edge Filer, as described in the CTERA Edge Filer Administrator Guide.
  6. Use the migration tool to copy the file system from the old share in the gateway to the new share, as described in the 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. The following procedure, shows how to set up the file server in a portal.

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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