Author Topic: FlexRAID Storage Pooling & Windows Shares (sharing pool and sub-folders)  (Read 393 times)

Offline Brahim

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Alright guys, this is a topic I wanted to cover and get more clarity on for a while and even before my hiatus.

Both releases of tRAID and RAID-F from November 2015 should have a fix that allow shares created on both the pool and sub-folders within the pool to be remembered.
In prior releases, there was an issue that prevented Windows from doing so and users were required to go to the Web UI and click on a menu option to have shared remembered.

This should no longer be needed as shares created on the pool disk as well as folders within the pool disk should be remembered.
For users on the latest release where this isn't working, please post here so we can investigate as to why that is.

The option to have shared remembered will be removed from the Web UI in future releases.

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Re: FlexRAID Storage Pooling & Windows Shares (sharing pool and sub-folders)
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 11:56:47 am »
Just an annotation in this context:
Although I have the issue with the changing pool GUID (http://bug.flexraid.com/view.php?id=445), the network shares DO stick for me.

tRAID on Windows, working for both folder and drive shares ...

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Re: FlexRAID Storage Pooling & Windows Shares (sharing pool and sub-folders)
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2017, 01:45:34 pm »
Thanks for the inputs.

The "Share Backup" workaround will be removed from the UI in the build after next. So, everyone should make sure that shares are sticking for their deployment.

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Re: FlexRAID Storage Pooling & Windows Shares (sharing pool and sub-folders)
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2017, 02:20:58 pm »
This has typically been working for me, so I think it is OK.

I have had one instance where it forgot my shares and I had to re-set them up again via Windows. I don't know what triggered that to happen.
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Re: FlexRAID Storage Pooling & Windows Shares (sharing pool and sub-folders)
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2017, 11:03:01 am »
Shares for folders were even there after my conversion from ReFS to NTFS. Only the pool drive was not shared.

Seems to be quite robust.

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Re: FlexRAID Storage Pooling & Windows Shares (sharing pool and sub-folders)
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2017, 11:28:38 am »
Great. Thanks for the feedback.