NEC Storage NS50 User Manual

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User Guide
SA2500/WA2500
NEC Storage NS50
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Chapter 1: Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
About this Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Audience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Warranty and Liability Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
About the NS50. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Software........................................................................................................................... 8
Integrated Management ................................................................................................... 8
Web Interface Management Software Compatibility...................................................... 8
Features............................................................................................................................ 8
Minimum Requirements.................................................................................................. 8
Chapter 2 - Safety and Initial Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Before you Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Power Switch Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Passwords, Name, and Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
DHCP Server Is not Available....................................................................................... 12
DHCP Server Is Available............................................................................................. 12
Log on and Configure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Restore Default Network Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Log off or Shut down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Remove and Reinstall a Hard Disk Drive Carrier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Remove the HDD Carrier.............................................................................................. 16
Replace the Hard Disk Drive in the Carrier................................................................... 16
Reinstall the HDD Carrier ............................................................................................. 17
Chapter 3 - Managing Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Managing Users and Groups on the NS50. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Reserved User and Group Names.................................................................................. 18
Managing Users Locally................................................................................................ 19
Managing Groups Locally............................................................................................. 20
Managing Access to Folders and Shares. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
NFS Mappings............................................................................................................... 23
Managing Shares and Folders........................................................................................ 24
NFS-specific Notes for Folders and Sharing................................................................. 29
Monitoring the NS50. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Checking Status of the NS50. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Monitoring Hardware Status.......................................................................................... 33
Change Administrative Password.................................................................................. 34
Change the Date and Time............................................................................................. 35
Changing the Locale...................................................................................................... 35
Shutting Down the NS50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
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Chapter 4 - Configuring Advanced Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Changes to Advanced Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Name and DNS.............................................................................................................. 39
Other Networking Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Obtaining an IP Address from a DHCP Server ............................................................. 43
Authenticating Users and Groups.................................................................................. 45
Advanced Options.......................................................................................................... 50
Configuring UPS............................................................................................................ 51
Updating the NS50 via the Web. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Updating Via a Direct Internet Connection................................................................... 52
Updating Via a Proxy Server......................................................................................... 52
Updating Via the Discovery Application....................................................................... 53
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Obtain a Configuration Snapshot................................................................................... 55
Provide Access over USB Console................................................................................ 58
Load Module Manually ................................................................................................. 58
Third-party (ISV) Tools................................................................................................. 59
Chapter 5 - Configuring Storage Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Managing Storage Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Available RAID Levels in the NS50 ............................................................................. 61
General Information....................................................................................................... 62
Managing Volumes........................................................................................................ 63
Managing RAID ............................................................................................................ 65
Managing Pools ............................................................................................................. 67
Disk Properties............................................................................................................... 69
Hard Disk Drive Replacement....................................................................................... 70
Using the Appliance....................................................................................................... 71
Working on a Windows Computer................................................................................ 71
Working on a Macintosh Computer............................................................................... 73
Working from a Linux Computer.................................................................................. 74
Chapter 6 - Using the Online Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
On-line Help. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Viewing On-line Help.................................................................................................... 76
Printing On-line Help Screens....................................................................................... 76
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
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Chapter 1: Overview

About this Guide

The NS50 User Guide contains the following information:
Chapter 2 - Safety and Initial Setup” on page 9 includes explanations of the
functions and proper use of its components and initial hardware installation.
Chapter 3 - Managing Settings” on page 18 includes instructions about how to
manage groups and folders, how to check status and user connections, and how to
view settings.
Chapter 4 - Configuring Advanced Settings” on page 39 includes instructions
about how to perform more advanced administrative activities.
Chapter 5 - Configuring Storage Settings” on page 61 includes instructions about
how to set up storage options.
Chapter 6 - Using the Online Help” on page 76 includes instructions about how
to use the online help.
Glossary” on page 77 provides definitions for many of the terms that are used in
this guide.

Audience

The NEC Storage NS50 is intended for:
Network users who are familiar with standard end-user functionality.
Administrators who have some knowledge of basic computer networking.

W arranty and Liability Limitations

ATTENTION: USE OF THE SOFTWARE IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS OF THE
APPLIANCEWARE SOFTWARE LICENSE. USE OF THE SOFTWARE
INDICATES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE LICENSE TERMS.
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About the NS50

Software
The NS50 enables cross-platform file-sharing for Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX/
Linux users. Server software is the engine that drives this network-attached storage
appliance. Setup, configuration, and management are available via the Web-based
interface.
Integrated Management
The NS50 produces simple management tools for locating and configuring devices.
The Web-based user interface unifies access to all NS50s on a network.
Web Interface Management Software Compatibility
The management software does not require installation and is accessible from any
system running Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later or Mozilla Firefox 1.0 (or later)
Web browsers.
Features
ReiserFS Journaling File System.
The Linux 2.6.x-series kernel.
Supports the following network protocols: SMB/CIFS (Windows), NFS, and FTP.
Available in English, Japanese, French, German, Russian, as well as Traditional
and Simplified Chinese versions.
Software RAID levels Linear (JBOD), 0, 1, and 5 available, with RAID
management tools.
User and Group management in Local (with the NS50), Native (using Active
Directory Services), or Mixed (using a Primary Domain Controller) security
modes.
Folders & Sharing management with Access Control Lists.
WINS Server service available.
Wizard based installer for easy server setup.
Minimum Requirements
The Web -based administration tool may be used on any system with either Microsoft
Internet Explorer 5.0 or Mozilla Firefox 1.0 (or newer versions) installed. Although
other JavaScript- and HTTPS-capable browsers might work, they are not officially
supported.
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Chapter 2 - Safety and Initial
Setup

Before you Begin

Read the document titled NS50 Legal Notice, packaged with your NS50.
Read and follow the installation instructions in the NS50 Quick Start Guide.
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Power Switch Functions

The table below contains information about the functions available via the power
switch.
Table 1: Power Switch Functions
Function Steps
If system is off:
Power on Press the power switch one time. (Do not press and hold the
power switch.)
a
a.Total time to power on after you press the power switch can be 15 minutes for the
first power on. Subsequent power ons can take up to nine minutes. Blue LEDs on the
hard disk drive carriers flicker during power on and illuminate during data read and
write.
If system is on:
Power off, software shut-
down
Press the power switch 1 time. (Do not press and hold the
power switch.)
Power off, hardware
shutdown
Press and hold the power switch.
b
b.A hard power off is not recommended as it may result in a loss of data.
Reset default network
settings
Press the power switch 1 time to power on.
When the power up is complete, quickly press and release the
power switch two times. The IP restore process begins and
completes in a few seconds.
Quickly press and release the power button one time to power
down the NS50.
When the power down is complete, press the power switch one
time to power up with the correct network settings.
This also resets the passwords to secret and admin. To reset or
synchronize the Web interface and root passwords, go to Main-
tenance, Administrator, and check the box beside Synchro-
nize with root password. See Change Administrative
Password” on page 34 for more information.
Restore system files
c
c.This process assumes that you previously saved system files to a USB device. It
restores those files (not user data) to the NS50 drives. See “Make Backup Copies of
System Files” on page 56.
With power off, insert the USB device that contains the saved
system files into one of the USB ports.
Press the power switch 1 time to power on.
Immediately after powering on the system, the LED blinks 3
times. While the LED is blinking, press the power switch 1
time. The restore process begins.
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Table 2: LED States
LED States Meaning
On Normal state
Off As soon as power switch is pressed to power down the NS50.
Three long blinks Success after a command sequence.
Five rapid blinks Failure after a command sequence.
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Passwords, Name, and Address

The initial root password is secret.
The initial Web interface password is admin.
The hostname is HOSTxxxxxxxx, where xxxxxxxx represents the last eight char-
acters of the unit’s MAC address.
DHCP Server Is not Available
If no DHCP server is available, the NS50 uses one of two static IP addresses.
For LAN1, the port closest to the power supply input, the static IP address is
https://192.168.0.100. It is recommended that you use an to configure the system.
For LAN2, the static IP address is https://192.168.1.100.
Note: Before you start the Discovery application on a non-
DHCP network for the first time, ensure that the NS50 and the
client PC are physically plugged into the same subnet.
DHCP Server Is Available
If a DHCP server is available, at power-up your DHCP server assigns an IP address to
the NS50 that you later use to access the Web-based interface. If a DHCP server is
available, use the Discovery application to locate the NS50 on the network.
To use the Discovery application to locate the NS50:
1. Insert the Discovery CD into the appropriate drive.
2. Open the contents of your CD-ROM drive.
3. Find the Readme file that is included in the list of files and double-click on it
to open it.
4. Follow the instructions under the "How to Install the Discovery Application"
section for your operating system, and install the Discovery application.
5. Follow the instructions under the "How to Run the Discovery Application"
section for your operating system, and start the Discovery application.
6. From the list of optoins, select "...change the configuration of the
appliance."
7. Click Next and a list of NS50s will grow as new units fully boot.
8. Select the desired NS50 from the list and click Next.
9. A web browser window opens and connects to the NS50.
Proceed to the Log on and Configure” on page 13 section.
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Log on and Configure

1. If you used the Discovery application to connect to the NS50, skip to step 4;
otherwise, open an instance of your Web browser.
2. Click in the Address field and enter the appropriate IP address.
3. Press Enter or click Go. The Logon window displays.
Figure 1: Logon Window
4. Click in the (case-sensitive) Password field and type the default password
admin.
Note: Default root ssh password is secret.
5. Click OK (or press Enter) to open the Setup Wizard.
6. Accept the default locale or choose your locale, then click Next.
7. Accept defaults or specify IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway for
both LAN1 and LAN2. Click Next.
8. Accept defaults or enter a unique system name of up to fifteen English
characters. Specify your network domain and click Next.
9. Verify date, time, and time zone. Click Next.
10. Accept the default password or create a new password (English characters).
Click Finish.
11. Click OK.
12. The system will reset based on the changes made and a message will state that
the discovery tool must be used to locate the system.
Note: If you changed the system or domain name, you must
restart the NS50 for the change to take effect.
13. Close the browser window.
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Restore Default Network Settings

You can reset incorrect network parameters and administrative passwords on the NS50.
This is necessary after you have moved the system between different networks or
forgot the Web interface password, for example.
To restore the default settings:
1. Press the power switch one time to power up the NS50.
2. When the power up is complete (about seven minutes), quickly press and
release the power switch two times.
The IP restore process begins and completes in a few seconds.
3. Quickly press and release the power button one time to power down the NS50.
4. When the power down is complete (about eight to nine minutes), press the
power switch one time to power up with the correct network settings.
Note: The ssh root password is reset to secret and the
Web interface password is reset to admin.
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Log off or Shut down

1. Click Logoff in the Web interface.
2. To shut down, click Shutdown in the Web interface or press the power switch
one time.
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Remove and Reinstall a Hard Disk Drive Carrier

Caution
Do not remove a hard disk drive (HDD) carrier unless you must
replace a faulty disk. Label the carriers and the slots before you
power on the system. If the NS50 is off, you can remove more
than one HDD carrier, but you must reinstall them in exactly the
same positions they previously occupied. Otherwise, the unit
might not boot and/or data might be lost. If the unit is on and
you have a fault-tolerant RAID volume (RAID level 1 or 5), do
not remove more than one HDD carrier at a time. A fault-toler-
ant RAID volume handles only a single drive removal.
This section contains instructions for the removal and insertion of an HDD carrier. If
you want to replace the HDD inside the carrier, see the detailed instructions in
"Replace the Hard Disk Drive in the Carrier" on page 16.
Remove the HDD Carrier
1. Open the front door of the unit.
2. Remove the HDD Carrier.
a.Open the front door of the unit.
b.Squeeze the release latch and carefully swing the arm to the left, as far as possible,
to pull the HDD carrier away from the connector.
c.With both hands, grasp the carrier bezel and carefully pull the HDD carrier out of
the drive bay. Do not use the arm as a handle for the removal of the HDD carrier.
Figure 2: Hard Disk Drive Carrier and Latch Release
Replace the Hard Disk Drive in the Carrier
If it is necessary to replace the hard disk drive, continue with the instructions below. If
not, go to Reinstall the HDD Carrier” on page 17
1. Place the hard disk drive and carrier on a flat, non-slippery surface.
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2. Remove the four 6-32 phillips screws that hold the hard disk drive in the
carrier. Set them aside for later use.
3. Remove the hard disk drive from the carrier.
4. Place the new hard disk drive into the carrier . Ensure that the connectors are on
the open end of the carrier and that the screw holes are aligned.
5. Install the four 6-32 phillips screws to secure the hard disk drive. Do not
overtighten the screws.
Reinstall the HDD Carrier
Caution
Be certain to install the HDD carrier in the appropriate slot— the
same slot from which you previously removed it.
1. To reinstall the HDD carrier in the unit.
a.Unlatch and open the arm of the HDD carrier as far as possible to the left.
b.Grasp the body of the HDD carrier with both hands and carefully guide the
connector end of the carrier into the drive bay, until the arm engages and partially
closes.
c.Push the arm forward and latch it to lock the HDD carrier in place.
2. Close the front door of the unit. The system is now ready to boot.
3. Reconnect the USB, Ethernet and power supply cables to the back of the unit.
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Chapter 3 - Managing
Settings

Managing Users and Groups on the NS50

As soon as you install and configure the NS50, as instructed in the previous chapter, it
is available to everyone on your network, by default.
You can change the user authentication from local (on the NS50) to either of these
network user authentication means:
Primary Domain Controller
Active Directory Services
Note: The choice of security mode should be made early.
Later changes can cause some users to lose access to files
stored on the NS50.
If you use either of these authentication means, you must add,
modify and delete user and group information on the Primary
Domain Controller or Active Directory Services, rather than
through the Web interface window.

Reserved User and Group Names

Some user and group names are reserved for system use. Table 3 contains the user
names that are reserved and Table 4
contains the group names that are reserved.
Table 3: User Names Reserved for System Use
adm halt news postgres ssh
apache iputils nobody root sshd
bin klogd novsftpd rpc sympa
daemon ldap nscd rpcuser sync
exim lp ntpd rsyncd syslogd
ftp mail operator secret uucp
games mailman popa3d shutdown vsftpd
gdm mysql postfix squid xfs
gopher
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Managing Users Locally

If users are authenticated locally on the NS50, add, delete, or edit user information
through Security on the Main Menu, under the Users tab.
Figure 3: Authenticating Users Locally
Adding a New User
To add a new user:
1. Click Security on the main menu.
Table 4: Group Names Reserved for System Use
adm dip loop popa3d shadow
apache disk lp postdrop slocate
audio exim mail postfix squid
auth firewall mailman postgres sympa
bin floppy man postman sys
cdrom ftp mem proc tty
cdwriter ftpadmin mysql radio utmp
chkpwd games named root uucp
console gdm netwatch rpc wheel
cvs gopher news rpcuser wnn
cvsadmin kmem nobody rpm x10
daemon ldap nscd rpminst xfs
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2. Click Users tab. The User Management window opens.
3. Click Add User.
4. Enter the user’s Name, Description, and Password. Use the same name and
password the user has for logging into the network.
5. Click Accept.
The new user has been added to the list of users who can access the NS50.
Editing User Information
To edit user information:
1. Click Security.
2. Click the Users tab.
3. Left-click on the name of the user.
4. Change the user’s description and/or password.
Note: If you want to adjust group membership for a user,
click the Group Members button, then use >> and << buttons.
By default, each user is included in a group called “Everyone.”
5. Click Accept. The information for that user is modified and saved.
Removing a User
To remove a user:
1. Click Security, on the Main Menu.
2. Click the Users tab.
3. Left-click in the checkbox beside the name of the user.
4. Click Remove. The user is removed from the list of users who can access this
NS50.

Managing Groups Locally

If groups are authenticated locally on the NS50, add, delete, and edit group information
through the Groups tab under Security on the Main Menu. Groups are helpful when
you need to assign the same permissions to multiple users at once.
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Figure 4: Authenticating Groups Locally
Note: Non-English characters are not supported as parts of
group names.
Adding a Group
To add a group:
1. Click Security.
2. Click the Groups tab. The Group Maintenance window displays.
3. Click Add.
4. Enter the group’s Name.
5. Enter the group’s Description. (You can leave the Description field blank if
you choose.)
6. Click Accept. The new group is added to the list of groups.
Removing a Group
To remove groups:
1. Click Security.
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2. Click the Groups tab. The Group Maintenance window opens.
3. Check the checkboxes beside the desired group names.
4. Click Remove. The selected groups are removed.
Editing an Existing Group
To edit an existing group:
1. Click Security.
2. Click the Group tab. The User Maintenance window opens.
3. Click the desired group name. The selected group’s information displays.
4. Edit the group-related information.
5. Click Accept. The group information is updated.
Note: To browse through large group lists, use the pager at
the bottom of the users list. Simply click a page number and a
new portion of groups appears in the window.
If you remove a group you do not remove the users who were in
that group. The users will still have their individual permissions
to access folders and shares.
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Managing Access to Folders and Shares

To manage access to files on the NS50, the administrator controls how the folders are
shared. The administrator can define which users and group have access to each shared
folder, or “share.”
NFS Mappings
NFS (Network File System) is a file transfer protocol used by many UNIX and Linux
operating systems. To establish an association between a remote NFS host user and a
local NS50 user, you create an NFS mapping. This technique can be used, for example,
to gain access to a non-public NFS share by a remote Unix or Linux user or group.
Figure 5: Creating NFS Mappings
To add mappings for user or group:
Note: If a user or group doesn't exist create it first and then
enter NFS mapping settings.
1. Click Security.
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2. Select the NFS Mappings tab. Existing mappings are displayed (if any).
3. Click Add User if you need to create a user mapping, or Add Group for group
mapping.
4. Fill in the required values: pick a local user or group name, type in an IP
address of a remote host, remote user ID value, and a character set that is used
on remote side.
5. Click Accept. Mapping is created.
Note: Be sure to specify an IP address in the host.
To remove NFS mappings:
1. Click Security.
2. Select the NFS Mappings tab. Existing mappings are displayed (if any).
3. Check the entries for removal (click appropriate checkboxes on the right). The
top checkbox selects or deselects all of the entries at once.
4. Click Remove Selected.
5. Entries are now removed. An updated list of NFS mappings is displayed.
Note:
Adjust NFS mappings before mounting an appropriate NFS
share. They will not have an immediate effect on a currently
mounted share.
The Remote charset entry denotes the character set (encod-
ing) that is used on the remote machine. Incorrect setting of
this parameter may result to a "mapped" user/group seeing
garbage characters instead of correct file names when a
connection to an NFS share is established.
Managing Shares and Folders
A share is a folder that has been shared for private or public use on the Network. Share
names must be 12 characters or less and cannot contain any of the following special
characters:
By default, a new share created on the NS50 is accessible to everyone on the network,
until the administrator changes the permissions.
A folder is a subdirectory of a share. Folder names can be up to 31 characters, and
cannot contain any of the special characters listed above.
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If you restrict share names to 12 or fewer characters and folder names to 31 or fewer
characters, you can avoid incompatibilities between different systems, such as Linux
and older version of Mac OS. Although Windows naming rules are less restrictive, if
you exceed these limits, you might encounter such difficulties.
Note:
You might want to create several folders, in order to orga-
nize the files in a share. Remember that all folders inherit the
permissions of the share they reside under, unless they are
set otherwise.
If users running Windows for Workgroups or DOS will share
the folders, name the folders with eight or fewer alphanu-
meric characters and without symbols such as spaces,
dashes, underscores, or apostrophes.
Figure 6: Folders and Sharing
Browse through Volumes
To browse through volumes:
1. Click Folders & Sharing on the right. A list of volumes displays.
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2. Click the desired volume. The contents of the volume display.
Perform Operations on Shares, Folders, and Files
From this location, you can:
Browse through the desired volume.
Use hyperlinks at the Content tab.
Read Help information on an appropriate page.
Create a New Shared Folder
To create a new shared folder:
1. Browse to the desired volume or folder.
2. Click Create new share on the Content tab. Share creation dialog displays.
3. Enter the new share name.
4. Click Accept. A new share is created.
Create a Folder
To create a folder:
1. Browse to the desired volume or folder.
2. Click Create new folder on the Content tab. Folder creation dialog displays.
3. Enter the new folder name.
4. Click Accept. A new folder is created.
Share a Folder
To share an existing folder:
1. Browse to the desired volume or folder and click its name. Its content displays.
2. Click Share on the Content tab. The volume or folder now is shared.
Remove Sharing from a Folder
To remove sharing from a folder:
1. Browse to the desired volume or folder, and click its name. Its content displays.
2. Click Unshare on the Content tab. The volume or folder now is no longer
shared.
Rename a Folder or Share
To rename a folder or share:
1. Browse to the desired volume or folder.
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