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 +. 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.