Creating a share on a Datto NAS device

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Scope

This article describes the process to create a new share on a Datto NAS device.

The size limit for a share on a Datto NAS is 16 TB.

Procedure

1. Log in to the Remote Web interface for the device, select File Share, then select Network Attached Storage from the drop-down menu.

Figure 1: Select Network Attached Storage


2. In the Create Share Wizard, under Enter Sharename, choose a name for your share. In the Configure section, you can create a new configuration profile or use an existing one.

Choose the type of share you wish to create. To help you decide between iSCSI and NAS, see the article What's the difference between iSCSI and NAS shares? As a rule, if an application can store files and directory on your C: drive, it can use a NAS share.

When you are ready to move on, click Next.

Figure 2: The Create Share Wizard



The next page differs based on the kind of share you chose. See the relevant section below.

Share type is permanent. A NAS cannot be converted to an iSCSI share, nor can an iSCSI be converted to NAS.

NAS Share Settings

When you select NAS Share and click Next, a screen shows the share was successfully created, and presents the option to create another share or continue. 

Figure 3:  NAS share created

Your NAS share is now ready for use. Click the Configure Share settings tab for more configuration options, including making this share public or private. You can find more information on these settings here.

Figure 4: The created share interface

iSCSI Share Settings

When you choose iSCSI Share in the Create Share Wizard, the screen expands and offers choices for share size and block size. After you've made your selections, click Next.

Figure 5: iSCSI share options in the Create Share Wizard

When you click Next, a screen shows the share was successfully created, and presents the option to create another share or continue.

Figure 6: iSCSI share created

Your iSCSI share is now ready for use. Click the Configure Share Settings tab for more configuration options, including enabling CHAP authentication. You can find more information on these settings here.

 


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