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Creating File Systems and Mount Targets

Last updated: 2022-04-12 12:51:25


    This document describes how to create a file system and mount point on the file system page in the CFS console.


    1. Sign up for a Tencent Cloud account

    If you already have a Tencent Cloud account, ignore this step.

    2. Enter the file system page

    Log in to the CFS console and click File System on the left sidebar to enter the file system list page.

    3. Determine the type of file system to create based on your business needs

    For more information about CFS storage types, see Storage Types and Performance.

    4. Create a file system and mount target

    1. Click Create.
    2. Configure the following information on the Create File System page.
      Field Description
      Billing Mode Select the desired billing mode. Two billing modes are supported: pay-as-you-go and prepaid.
      Note: Only some products support the prepaid mode.
      File System Name Customize the name of the file system to create.
      Region Select the region where the CFS file system is to be created.
      Availability Zone Select the AZ where the CFS file system is to be created.
      Protocol Select a protocol type, NFS or SMB, for the file system. NFS is more suitable for Linux and Unix clients. CIFS/SMB is more suitable for Windows clients. The Turbo series can only be used by private clients and does not allow the selection of file system protocols.
      Permission Group Each file system must be bound to a permission group. The permission group specifies an allowlist that can access the file system and lists the read and write permissions.
      Storage Capacity Required only for the Turbo series. The Turbo series is an exclusive cluster and has restrictions on the minimum cluster scale and expansion step. For Standard Turbo, the minimum initial cluster scale is 40 TiB, and the expansion step is 20 TiB. For High-Performance Turbo, the minimum initial cluster scale is 20 TiB, and the expansion step is 10 TiB.
      CCN Required only for the Turbo series. Select an existing CCN or create a new one. For more information about CCN, please see here.
      IP Range Required only for the Turbo series. This parameter allows you to reserve an IP range for Turbo related components. Ensure that the selected IP range does not conflict with the IP ranges of other instances on the cloud that need to communicate with Turbo. To ensure the number of IP addresses in the IP range, the mask must have 16 to 24 bits, for example,
      • If you already have a tag, you can add it to the new file system here.
      • If you do not have a tag, log in to the Tag console to create a desired tag, and then bind it to the file system. You can also add a tag to the file system after the file system is created.
    3. Click Buy Now.

    5. Get the mount target information

    1. After the file system is created, return to the file system list.
    2. Click the name of the file system to enter its basic information page.
    3. Click Mount Target Info to get the mount commands on Linux and Windows.
      You are advised to copy the mount command provided by the console for mounting.
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