Dell EMC Unity: Unable to enable Offline Availability of SMB shares (User Correctable)

           

   Article Number:     530978                                   Article Version: 2     Article Type:    Break Fix 
   

 


Product:

 

Dell EMC UnityVSA Professional Edition,Dell EMC Unity Family,Unity All-Flash,Unity Hybrid flash

 

Issue:

 

 

We cannot enable Offline Availability of SMB shares, the option "Offline Availability" of the shares will be set to "Manual".                                                           

 

 

Cause:

 

 

Continuous Availability(CA) is already enabled for the share.   
   
     
                                                           

 

 

Change:

 

 

Starting from Windows 10, when you connect to a (Continuous Availability) CA-enabled share, there is no longer an option to use offline files.This has been disabled by Microsoft in Windows 10.                                                           

 

 

Resolution:

 

 

a) In order to use Offline Availability, we will have to disable the Continuous Availability.   
   
    Follow these steps to disable the Continuous Availability,   
   
    Step 1: Go to SMB Shares on Unity GUI under Storage Tab> Access Tab > SMB Shares, Select the SMB share    
    Step 2: Then  select Edit> Advanced > SMB properties   
    Step 3: Uncheck the Continuous Availability option and   
    Step 4: Enable the Offline Availability.   
   
   
    For further information on the same, please refer to the Microsoft blog,   
    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/filecab/2016/03/15/offline-files-and-continuous-availability-the-monstrous-union-you-should-not-consecrate/