borninpa
2 Bronze

methods for searching celerra cifs shares

On Windows 2008 file shares, I can turn on the search indexer on the server and my Windows 7 client can easily do a full index search of the files on those shares using the search box in the file explorer. 

Is there any way that I can index my cifs shares on my new NS-120 so windows clients can search? 

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sebbyr
2 Iron

Re: methods for searching celerra cifs shares

Turning up the option to index the CIFS Shares for easy searching is something that needs to be done on the clients accessing these.  Please note, though, that there have been issues in the past with this.

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Thanks

- Sebby Robles

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borninpa
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Re: methods for searching celerra cifs shares

I have not found a way I can add cifs shares to windows 7 library (a requirement for indexing).  I can't seem to turn on any option for my celerra shares to index cifs shares.

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SAMEERK1
3 Argentium

Re: methods for searching celerra cifs shares

google it for enabling or disabling the index serach, you will find lots of post on them..

one of those you can find usefull is:

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/69564-index-enable-disable.html

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borninpa
2 Bronze

Re: methods for searching celerra cifs shares

I have googled it.  THat help page does not work.  I can only add local resources (or offline network drives which are already in the index list by default) to the list of indexed drives.  I have not found a way to add the celerra drives (or set them as offline drives).  Therefore I can't index from windows 7.

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Re: methods for searching celerra cifs shares

You don't want to have your clients indexing network locations - having dozens or hundreds of search indexes will be a problem.  We're looking into alternatives as well as we have begun relying heavily on Windows Search since Server 2008.  We're looking into Windows Search Server 2008 Express, which you can point Windows Search clients to via Group Policy and still only maintain the central index.    

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borninpa
2 Bronze

Re: methods for searching celerra cifs shares

I agree.  I don't want local searches either which is why the 2008 server indexer was so nice.  The Windows 7 machines could read the index without indexing locally.  We have found a suitable solution, I think.  We are testing microsoft search server 2010 express and it works pretty well.  Although I think the indexing agent updates every file as accessed so that deduplication does not run on them.  The search server 2010 express is just a free version of sharepoint.  We are already in the process of possibly moving to sharepoint so that will be a solution for now.  But sharepoint search does not integrate to the file browser of windows 7 and its nice little search box.

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Re: methods for searching celerra cifs shares

I forgot express 2010 was available. 

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vijayscsa1
2 Bronze

Re: methods for searching celerra cifs shares

Hi friends,

I Would like to find out, the list of clients actively accessing the NFS mount points on celerra NFS server.  I tried # showmount -a <NFS_servername>  But the output gives a pretty long list of clients,  and this is not the list which is currently accessing.....

I need your big help on finding a solution on this.

Thanks

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dynamox
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