All projects and shares have a number of associated properties. These properties fall into the
Table 12-1 Project and Share Properties
This is the most common type of property, and represents most of the configurable project and
share properties. Shares that are part of a project can either have local settings for properties,
or they can inherit their settings from the parent project. By default, shares inherit all
properties from the project. If a property is changed on a project, all shares that inherit that
property are updated to reflect the new value. When inherited, all properties have the same value as
the parent project, with the exception of the mount point and SMB properties. When inherited, these
properties concatenate the project setting with their own share name.
These properties represent statistics about the project and share and cannot be changed. The
most common properties of this type are space usage statistics.
These properties (quota and reservation) apply to both shares and projects, but are not
inherited. A project with a quota of 100G will be enforced across all shares, but each individual
share will have no quota unless explicitly set.
These properties can be specified at filesystem or LUN creation time, but cannot be changed
once the share has been created. These properties control the on-disk data structures, and include
internationalization settings, case sensitivity, and volume block size.
These properties are set on a project, but do not affect the project itself. They are used to
populate the initial settings when creating a filesystem or LUN, and can be useful when shares have
a common set of non-inheritable properties. Changing these properties do not affect existing shares,
and the properties can be changed before or after creating the share.
These properties apply only to filesystems, and are convenience properties for managing the
root directory of the filesystem. They cannot be set on projects. These access control properties
can also be set by in-band protocol operations.
These properties apply only to LUNs and are not inherited. They cannot be set on
These are user defined properties. For more information, see Schemas.