Adding File Shares to Inventory

To back up NFS/CIFS shares located on a NAS device, you first need to add these shares to the NAKIVO Backup & Replication Inventory.

To add an NFS/CIFS share located on a NAS device to the NAKIVO Backup & Replication Inventory, do the following:

  1. Verify that all the necessary requirements have been met.

  2. In the left pane, click Settings > Inventory.

  3. Click Add New. The Add Inventory Item wizard opens.

  4. On the Platform tab, select File Share and click Next to proceed.

  5. On the Options tab, provide the following information:

    • Display name: Enter a name for the folder.

    • Connection type: Select the appropriate connection type. Choose either CIFS or NFS.

    • Assigned transporter: Select the transporter that supports the chosen connection type.

    • Path to the share: Provide the path to the CIFS or NFS share.

    • Username: For a CIFS connection type, provide the username to the CIFS folder.

    • Password: For a CIFS connection type, provide the password to the CIFS folder.

    • Select Advanced mount options if needed.

Click Finish to add the file share to the Inventory.


  • You can add a file share to the Inventory only once.

  • After a NFS or CIFS share is discovered in the Inventory, the ability to read its state may not be available for a few minutes. That is to say, refreshing the Inventory item during this time may not return accurate data.

  • Due to Microsoft limitations, files or folders whose names end in a space or period cannot be opened or created. If a Windows-based transporter is used to discover a file share whose path ends in a space or period, discovery will fail.