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Pinned topic CIFS share from a windows GPFS node

‏2012-12-19T15:41:28Z |
Hi GPFS gurus,
I am a bit outdated on GPFS and would like to know the following:
  • When a GPFS file system is exported via CIFS is it seen by the client as an NTFS compliant share or as a FAT file system.
In other words when right clicking the share will all windows permission be viewable and editable like a normal windows file share.

My previous experiences with clustered file system always had the issue that because they would not respect completely the NTFS semantics the shares would be mapped as FAT, limiting the security .
Updated on 2012-12-19T19:05:34Z at 2012-12-19T19:05:34Z by FredStockatIBM
  • FredStockatIBM
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    Re: CIFS share from a windows GPFS node

    ‏2012-12-19T17:04:42Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    Assuming you use Samba in front of GPFS to export the GPFS file systems to CIFS clients then you should see them as NTFS file systems.
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      Re: CIFS share from a windows GPFS node

      ‏2012-12-19T17:19:07Z  in response to FredStockatIBM
      is this true also going directly from a windows node ?
  • FredStockatIBM
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    Re: CIFS share from a windows GPFS node

    ‏2012-12-19T19:05:34Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    My apologies, I assumed you were referring to AIX/Linux nodes but it appears you were asking about GPFS on Windows. There too the file system looks like NTFS not FAT. There may be some restrictions but those should be noted in the GPFS FAQ or the Concepts, Planning, and Installation document.