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Nested Shares on AFS

  • 29 May 2017
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Hi,
we have the need for nested shares on our fileserver.
While this was easy on NetApp Filer it seems impossible with Nutanix AFS, or I am missing something.
We are currently on latest GA release AFS 2.0.2. with AOS 5.0.2 on ESXi 6.0U2.

Is this on the roadmap or even possible with AFS 2.1?
Replacing Fileservers (Windows or NetApp, doesnt matter) could only be done with full feature set.

best regards

Steffen
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Best answer by jhamilton 29 May 2017, 16:56

Hey Steffen,This is not possible now. Heard it is on the road map just do not know when.
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Hey Steffen,This is not possible now. Heard it is on the road map just do not know when.
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Hello,

Nutanix support agreed on being on the roadmap - but no state or date, as usual.
I wonder if it will be possible to wrap this in a Windows DFS construct or such.
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Maybe 1 share with shorcut to the next share that you want to have access to?Guess the missing piece is inheritance.
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Hello dlink7,

not quite.
Lets say we have following folder structure

\AFSshareFolder1folder2Folder3data.txt
a nested share would be:
\AFSshare2Folder3data.txt
so that "folder2" is shared as Share "share2" as a separate share in order to have different share rights for a specific user group.
We do this mainly for external (non-staff) users who should only see a determined set of files/folders.
And it prevents from having redundant date around just to share it with others.

best regards

Steffen
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Hello,

Has there been anything new regarding this/nested shares in Nutanix AFS/Files? Looking through recent release notes is not turning up anything.

Thank you!

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