StorNext File Systems - Linked Files & Directories and Their Effect

StorNext File Systems - Linked Files & Directories and Their Effect


For a general discussion of hard links, soft links, Windows shortcuts, and Windows junction files, refer to the Wikipedia articles
 
 
“mklink” in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2008, and beyond
 
The only valid link created by the mklink command that can be used on a StorNext file system is the symbolic link, which requires the /D option of the command. This will create a link that points to a directory on a StorNext volume. When a similar soft link is pointing to a file on a StorNext volume, it will appear to be successful; however, the open operation will fail, with the message "The directory name is invalid".
 
Attempting to create either a hard or soft link in a StorNext file system to any target in either an NTFS or StorNext file system will be unsuccessful, with the error message "Local NTFS volume are required to complete the operation".
 
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2015-10-15
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