Creating a Share from a Folder

When browsing a share, you can create a new share from a folder in the share.

  1. Select the folder from which to create a share and click Create Share.
    If you would like to create a share from a folder that does not exist, create a new folder with the New Folder button and select that folder.
  2. Configure your new share.
    Note: The Name, Node, and Directory fields are pre-populated with the name and location of the selected folder.


    Field Description
    Name The name of the share is only a description, which means that multiple shares can have the same name.
    Node Select a node from the drop-down list of all available nodes.

    If you are creating this share by clicking Create a share for a directory selected while browsing a node or share, this field is automatically populated with the node containing the selected directory.

    Directory If you are creating this share from a directory selected while browsing a node or share, this field is automatically populated with the directory.

    If you are creating a share using the SHARES button, click Browse to browse directories on the node. Select the directory that you want to share, then click Select.

    Note: For Windows nodes, folders with names that do not follow the proper Windows folder naming convention do not open in the Shares web UI. For details on Windows folder naming conventions, see http://msdn.microsoft.com.
    Bytes free - warn Shares issues a warning message when the share has equal to or less than the specified number of bytes free. You can enter the number as G, MB, terrabytes, and bytes.
    Percent free - warn Shares issues a warning message when the share has equal to or less than the specified percent of its storage free.
    Bytes free - error Shares issues an error message when the share has equal to or less than the specified number of storage bytes free. You can enter the number as G, MB, terrabytes, and bytes.
    Percent free - error Shares issues an error message when the share has equal to or less than the specified percent of its storage free.
  3. Click Create Share to save your entries.
    The share appears under the Shares section on your Home page.
    Tip: Only the first 100 shares are shown in the left sidebar. Clicking See all displays all shares. When you select a share that is not one of the first 100 shares, it appears under a new section in the left sidebar called "CURRENT SHARE".
To give a user permission to access a share, see Authorizing Users to a Share.