Can we use Shared Folders to import/export data on the HEAT Cloud landscape? (with or without a VPN)

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    Can we use Shared Folders to import/export data on the HEAT Cloud landscape? (with or without a VPN)


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    No - you cannot use Shared Folders to Import/Export data on a Cloud installation. This will not work due to  NetBios being blocked (port 135), typically on both sides of the  connection, and NFS will not be ble to connect through the VPN (or across the Internet as Shared Folders will not work across the Internet either). There is no way to 'resolve' the names in the 'path' as this is a function of NetBios.

    The  reason this remains an 'option' in the product is because an On Premise installation can use  Shared Folders as they are typically running on a Local Area Network  where NetBios and NFS are readily available.