WAAS / WAFS and hidden shares

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Jun 23rd, 2008
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It may be a strange question but can I preposition hidden shares on a WAAS device? I have tried manually entering in the share name in the "root share and directories" part of a preposition directive in the format /sharename$/


It seems that the preposition copies the files into the WAE's CIFS cache, but once I do that I can't access the files in the hidden share anymore.


My other question is once I preposition some files to my WAE is there a way that I can selectively delete items from the CIFS cache (I am thinking of deleting the files in that particular share if possible as a troubleshooting step).


Regards,


Peter

Correct Answer by Zach Seils about 9 years 1 month ago

Peter,


Yes, WAAS will pre-position hidden shares. Can you please elaborate on not being able to access the share after pre-position?


To your second question, there is currently no way to delete specific files from the CIFS object cache (other than deleting the file on the origin file server (from a session through the WAFS Edge).


Regards,

Zach



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Zach Seils Fri, 06/27/2008 - 02:15
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Peter,


Yes, WAAS will pre-position hidden shares. Can you please elaborate on not being able to access the share after pre-position?


To your second question, there is currently no way to delete specific files from the CIFS object cache (other than deleting the file on the origin file server (from a session through the WAFS Edge).


Regards,

Zach



pthaynes Fri, 06/27/2008 - 02:39
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Zach,


The files in the hidden share that we pre-positioned were for SMS packages. Once we pre-positioned them we were no longer able to deploy those packages to clients. I am a little suspicious that the real issue is with SMS - not the files themselves.


On the subject of deleting specific files in the CIFS object cache - is there any way to actually SEE the files that are in the cache, rather than deleting them?


Thanks for your help.


Peter

Zach Seils Fri, 06/27/2008 - 03:39
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There is no way to view the contents of the cache.


Zach



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