Create an SMB share

In this tutorial, you’ll use the QF2 dashboard to create a Server Message Block (SMB) share. The share allows SMB clients to share data stored in a particular directory.

  1. Log in as admin if you need to.
  2. The dashboard appears.
  3. Point to Sharing and then click SMB Shares from the drop-down list.

    SMB shares selection

  4. You should see something similar to this screen, which lists the available shares.

    SMB share create

In this example, there are no shares.

  1. Click Create.
  2. The SMB Share dialog box appears.

    SMB Share dialog box

  3. You must fill in all the required files. Here are the definitions.

    • File system path. The path to the directory to be shared.
    • Create new directory with inherited permissions. If selected, creates a new directory if the file system path does not exist.
    • Share name. The SMB name for the share.
    • Description. A description of the share (optional).
    • Allow guest. Enables the share to be accessed anonymously. The default is No.
    • Read-only. The default is No.
    • Enable access-based enumeration. Displays only the files and folders that a user has permissions to access. If a user does not have Read (or equivalent) permissions for a folder, the folder is hidden from the user’s view. The default is No.

    Here is an example that creates a new directory named testshare. It allows guests, is read-writeable, and does not have access-based enumeration.

    SMB share save

  4. Click Save.

    Once the operation completes, the newly created share appears on the SMB Shares list.

    SMB Shares list

Edit shares

You can edit a share's properties.

  1. On the SMB Shares page, click the pencil icon next to the directory whose quota you want to change.

    SMB Shares edit settings

  2. The SMB Share dialog box opens.

  3. Click Save when you are done editing.

Delete shares

You can delete a share.

  1. On the SMB Shares page, click the trashcan icon next to the share you want to delete.

    SMB Shares-delete

  2. You will be asked to confirm the deletion.

    SMB Share delete - Yes, Delete Share

  3. Click Yes, Delete to confirm the deletion or click Cancel to keep the share.

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