Requirements and considerations for creating an SMB share

Before creating an SMB share, you must understand requirements for share paths and share properties, particularly for home directories.

Creating an SMB share entails specifying a directory path structure (using the -path option in the vserver cifs share create command) that clients will access. The directory path corresponds to the junction path for a volume or qtree that you created in the SVM namespace. The directory path and corresponding junction path must exist before creating your share.

Share paths have the following requirements:

Share property defaults can be changed:

Home directory shares have the following requirements:

The SMB/CIFS Reference and vserver cifs share man pages have additional information.