File Blocking

  • 19 March 2020
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What is File Blocking?

File blocking features allows you to restrict specific file types from appearing on a file server or share by specifying the blocked file extensions.

 

Files (File Services)

The Nutanix Files feature allows users to leverage the Nutanix platform as a highly available file server. This allows for a single namespace where users can store home directories and files.

 

Files applies the file blocking policy to all levels of a share or export, where the ability to create the specified file type is then disabled. An attempt to create files with a blocked extension results in an error.

 

After enabling file blocking, Files does not permit the following operations:

  • Creating a file with the blocked extension.
  • Renaming an existing file to a file with the blocked extension.
  • Duplicating a file with a blocked extension.
  • Moving a file with a blocked extension.

 

If you want to enable file blocking on a file-server check out this page.

If you want to enable file blocking on share or export check out this page.

 

Check out Block file types on file server for instruction and further information.


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