Adding File Storage to a Node

Faspex supports remote file storage, which means that senders can create packages with files that are stored on available nodes as well as with files stored on their local workstations. Remote file storage can also be used for Faspex inboxes, which are locations where Faspex packages can be received.

Only registered Faspex users can browse remote file storage. Outside senders are not permitted to access remote file storage. Additionally, every registered Faspex user can access all file storage, which means that you cannot limit file storage access to certain registrants. However, a registered Faspex user cannot send from remote sources unless the user account is configured to Create packages from remote sources and their permission settings give them access to the source.
  1. Go to Server > File Storage.
  2. Choose an existing node and select Add File Storage from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter a name for the file storage.
  4. Choose the directory for the file storage. Click Browse, select a directory, and click Select.
    You can perform the following actions to help find the desired directory.
    • You can perform a simple search for a directory by entering it into the name field and clicking Search.
    • You can perform an advanced search by clicking the Show Filters link, and entering your criteria.
    • You can sort the directory list by Name, Type, Largest first, Smallest first, Newest first, or Oldest first in descending order.
    Important: You are only able to browse within the docroot that was associated with your transfer service user and API username. The path / means the docroot, not the root directory of the node.
  5. If the node is running a Linux operating system and you want to enable symlinks for this file storage, select Enable linking. This setting is ignored if the option is not supported by the node (in other words, non-Linux nodes).
  6. If you are using this file storage as cloud storage, select Enable cloud referencing.
    Note: For more information, see Enabling Cloud Referencing for Package Creation.
  7. Click Create File Storage.
You should now see your node and file storage listed on the File Storage page. The display shows the name and status of each node. The Active and Error links provide more detail on the node status. The display indicates which location is the current default inbox, and the permission level for access to sources in that location. By default, source directories are private.

You can configure read permissions and transfer rate limitations of your file storage by selecting the drop-down arrow next to the file storage's name and selecting Edit. For more information about configuring your file storage, see Configuring File Storage.