Support for NTFS Mount Points / Junctions in ExtremeZ-IP

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  • Product:
    ExtremeZ-IP
  • Version:
    6.0.4 - current
  • Document Type:
    Info
  • Revised:
    3/19/2010
  • Reviewed:
    1/4/2008

Summary:

As of version 6.0.4, ExtremeZ-IP supports volumes that are, or contain, Mount Points (also known as Junctions).

Description:

Starting with version 6.0.4, ExtremeZ-IP supports sharing out Mount Points or Junctions. The Mount Points can target a drive with or without an assigned drive letter (Volume Label).

While Mount Points can be shared out by ExtremeZ-IP, Mount Points placed inside existing ExtremeZ-IP shares will not appear to the Mac clients, due to the Mac client’s reliance on file and folder ID’s.

You can choose the following two options for configuring ExtremeZ-IP.
1) Share out the Mount Point itself via ExtremeZ-IP

For example, for the following hierarchy D:\Share\Folder1, if D:\Share is an existing ExtremeZ-IP Volume and Folder1 is a new Mount Point, then create a new share D:\Share\Folder1 in ExtremeZ-IP to make this Mount Point available to your Mac clients.

Note: Mac users will not see Folder1 inside the D:\Share volume. Rather they will mount Folder1 as a separate volume.

2) Share out a folder beneath the Mount Point via ExtremeZ-IP

For example, for the following hierarchy D:\Share\Folder1\SubFolder, if D:\Share is an existing ExtremeZ-IP Volume and Folder1 is a new Mount Point, you can create a new ExtremeZ-IP Volume for SubFolder

Note: Mac users who mount D:\Shares will not see Folder1, but will mount Subfolder as a new volume.

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