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Transfer files to a new CIFS share

Sep 27, 2015

Before setting up a new CIFS share for private data storage, review these requirements:

  • StorageZones Controllers belonging to the same StorageZone must use the same file share for storage.
  • StorageZones Controllers access the share using the IIS Account Pool user. By default, application pools operate under the Network Service user account, which has low-level user rights. A StorageZones Controller uses the Network Service account by default.
  • The Network Service account must have full access to this storage location.
  1. Copy the entire directory structure including SCkeys.txt to the new server.
  2. Open the StorageZones Configuration page: http://localhost/configservice/login.aspx.
  3. Click Modify.
  4. In Storage Location, enter the UNC path to your CIFS share, in the form \\server\share and then click Save.
    Caution: StorageZones Controller will overwrite any data in this path with a proprietary storage format. Never specify a path to a location with file data. Reserve this storage location for StorageZones for ShareFile Data only.
  5. If the credentials for the UNC path of your new network share location differ from the previous one, specify the Storage Logon and Storage Password.
  6. Restart the IIS server of all zone members.