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NAS CIFS fileshare for Osoft

Hi,

I'm setting up BCP10.1 and am planning to use a CIFS file share for the Osoft directory.

Is that possible to do?

There's no windows server, all I have is a UNC path to the share.

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    Former Member
    Mar 31, 2016 at 03:52 PM

    Hello Jon,

    If you are able to mount the share on the windows server on which BPC is setup and configure security accordingly, yes you may use it.

    Fileshare is managed by native windows sharing services.

    Best Regards,

    Hamda.

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    Former Member
    Apr 13, 2016 at 06:19 PM

    The default Windows filesharing mechanism is SMB. That's what a Windows fileshare client expects: a SMB share which supports Windows domain authentication. It doesn't matter what the OS controlling or hosting the the share. It can be Linux, Windows, MAC, etc, as long as the sharing mechanism is SMB and it provides Windows authentication so your domain clients are authenticated transparently.

    If your NAS can produce SMB shares and supports Windows authentication its should work transparently for BPC.

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    • The installer is not compatible with that statement. You are specifically prompted for a "ServerName" and then the UNC path is auto generated. See the "data path" here:

      The requirement for the share to be called "OSoft" further complicates things. This is especially incompatible with an NFS if you're planning to setup production, qa, and dev all on the same NFS.

      AutoUNC.PNG (11.5 kB)