Managing Qumulo File Storage Subclients for CIFS

Subclients contain information about what data is backed up. You can create a user-defined subclient to manage and back up specific shares and share contents.

If the content of subclients overlap, then the backup of each share is done individually.

The default subclient does not back up the content that is specified in the other subclients within the same backup set.

You can use wildcards to define the subclient content, exclusions, and exceptions. For more information, see Wildcards for Windows File System Subclients.

Before You Begin

  • Verify that all Windows data access nodes have access and permissions to the CIFS share.

  • Verify that the impersonate user credentials have read and write permissions on the CIFS share. The same user credentials are used to back up the subclient and to browse for subclient content (not all file servers require credentials for browsing).

  • If you are creating a subclient whose content is CIFS shares from non-default access zone, verify that the subclient all the content is from the same access zone.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > File servers.

    The File servers page appears.

  2. Click the file server.

    The file server page appears.

  3. Under Agents, click CIFS.

    The agent properties page appears.

  4. Under Subclients, click Add subclient.

    The Add subclient page appears.

  5. Enter the following information:

    • Name: Type a name for the subclient.

    • Backup plan: Select the backup plan to use for the subclient, and then specify which content you want to back up.

  6. Select the CIFS share that you want to back up.

    For more information about customizing the backup content for file servers, see Customizing the Backup Content for a Server.

  7. Click OK.


The subclient is added and is automatically backed up by the plan that you selected.