QNAP TS-509 Pro Turbo NAS ReviewNemo - May 5, 2009
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Network Share Management:
Creating shares on the TS-509 is the final leg on the configuration journey. Once you have created the shared folders, you can assign permissions to the users and groups created in the previous step. The TS-509 creates default shares when a volume is created as well as when the various network services are enabled. You could satisfy yourself with using these shares with everyone having full access, but a little bit of planning will allow to to set up shares and assign the appropriate permission levels so users can get access to the data they need.
Network Share Management
The Network Share Management section provides all the tools needed to create and manage the shares on the unit.
Create – this section is where you create the share by giving it a name and specifying the location of the folder. The location is determined by the volume name and path. By default, the share will be located on the root of the volume you choose (specify the path automatically). You can, however, place the share as a subfolder of an existing share by specifying the path manually. This gives you greater control on how shares are set up. You can also choose to default to full access to everyone and to assign access rights as part of the share creation process. You should be careful when creating a share as a subfolder because the subfolder inherits the rights of the upper share.
Property – this section allows you to review and change the name, location and other properties of the share.
Access Control – in this section you can assign rights to the share by specifying groups or individual users and giving the entity either full, read only or no access.
Network Share Status
As in previous sections, once you have completed the configuration there is a way to check on the results of your handiwork. The Network Share Status section presents a synopsis of the shares on the unit including size, number of folders and files. Clicking on a name in the window will jump you to the Access Control screen for that share.
It's time to move on and check out the System Tools section.