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Expanding a Shared Folder

Expanding a shared folder increases its storage capacity.

  • Expansion can be performed while the shared folder is online and accessible to users.

  • For a thick shared folder, additional space is allocated from the shared folder's parent storage pool.

  1. Go to Storage & Snapshots > Storage > Storage/Snapshots.
  2. Select a shared folder.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. Select Action > Resize Shared Folder.

    The Shared Folder Resizing Wizard opens.

  5. Specify a new larger capacity for the shared folder.

    Capacity can be specified in megabytes (MB), gigabytes (GB) or terabytes (TB).


    Maximum Size

    Thick provisioning

    Amount of free space in the parent storage pool.

    Thin provisioning

    5 PB (5000 TB)


    Setting the maximum size of a shared folder to a value that is greater than the amount of free space in its parent storage pool is called over-allocation.

  6. Optional: Click Set to Max.

    Sets the new shared folder capacity to the maximum available size. This option is only available for thick shared folders.

  7. Click Apply.

    The Shared Folder Resizing Wizard closes. The shared folder status changes to Expanding....

After expansion is complete, the shared folder's status changes back to Ready.