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Creating a Snapshot Shared Folder

  1. Go to Control Panel > Privilege > Shared Folders > Shared Folder.
  2. Click Create, and then select Snapshot shared folder.

    The Create a Snapshot Shared Folder window opens.

  3. Specify the following information:



    Folder Name

    Specify a folder name that contains 1 to 64 characters and that does not:

    • Begin or end with a space

    • Contain consecutive spaces

    • End with "."

    • Begin with "_sn_" or "_sn_bk"

    • Contain the following characters: " + = / \ : | * ? < > ; [ ] % ` '.

    Comment (optional)

    Specify a comment that contains 1 to 128 ASCII characters.

    Storage Pool

    Specify the storage pool where the shared folder will be created.

    Space Allocation

    Select one of the following space allocation options:

    • Thick provisioning

    • Thin provisioning

    Qtier Auto Tiering

    When enabled, Qtier performs auto-tiering on data in the folder.

    This setting is only available if you select a Qtier-enabled storage pool.


    You can also enable auto-tiering from the Shared Folders screen.

    Allocate folder quota

    You can allocate a folder quota for the snapshot shared folder.

  4. Click Next.
  5. Optional: Specify the access permissions for users.

    For details, see Shared Folder Permissions.

  6. Optional: Configure properties.

    For details, see Creating a Shared Folder.

  7. Click Finish.