The Windows File Manager function allows you to define file shares. The File Share List Resource type allows you to create a resource that includes one or more of those file shares.

Criteria for File Share List Resources

Not all file shares are available to be shared. The following statements will help you to determine which files shares are available.

  • The share name must reside on a volume that is shared between the machines.
  • The shared volume can already be protected between the two machines where the file share list resource is being created; however, it should not exist on a third machine until you extend the file share hierarchy to that machine.
  • If the share name already exists on the second machine then both share names must point to the exact same directory.
  • If the share name is already protected on either machine, it is not eligible.
  • It is the responsibility of the administrator to ensure that any share names created actually point to directories. It is possible to create a share name for a directory and then delete the directory. If this is the case then the administrator should ensure that the share name is deleted as well.

File Share List Resource Creation

To create a file share list resource hierarchy, follow the steps below.

  1. Select the server, and then select Create Resource Hierarchy from the server context menu or server context toolbar.
  1. The Create Protected Application window appears displaying the Primary and Backup Servers in your cluster. Select the correct systems for this configuration.
  1. A dialog appears with a list of all recognized recovery kits installed within the cluster. Select File Share List and click Next.
  1. The Configuration Wizard will prompt you to enter the following information. When the Back button is active in any of the dialog boxes, you can go back to the previous dialog box. This is especially helpful should you encounter an error that might require you to correct previously entered information. If you click Cancel at any time during the sequence of creating your hierarchy, SIOS Protection Suite will cancel the entire creation process.
File Share and Path Name Select one or more file shares to be protected. If “none found” is displayed, verify that the volume where the file share exists is under SIOS Protection Suite protection.
File Share List Resource Tag

Select or enter a unique tag for the File Share List Resource instance you are creating. This field provides a default tag name FSList.x (where x is a number assigned by SIOS Protection Suite, starting with) which you can change if desired.

Note: The tag name must consist of printable ASCII characters.

  1. After all of the data is entered, the Next button will appear. When you click Next, SIOS Protection Suite will create and validate your resource hierarchy.
  1. After receiving the message that the resource hierarchy has been created successfully, click Next to continue. If SIOS Protection Suite has detected a problem, an ERROR will appear in the information box, the partially created resource hierarchy will be removed, and the Next button will be disabled. In that case, click Cancel to exit the Wizard.


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