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Domain details

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Updated Jun 21, 2017 

Domain name and description

Each domain must be uniquely identified with a domain name. If you provide a name that is not unique, an error message is displayed, indicating that a unique name is required for each domain. The domain name is used purely for administrative purposes and is not visible or accessible to users.

In addition, you can associate additional descriptive information to each domain through the description. Like the domain name, the description text is also only available to users with administrative access. This field is useful for describing the purpose of the domain or summarizing the resources made available by the existence of the domain on the file server.

You can temporarily disable a domain by clearing the Enable domain option. While disabled, the domain is inaccessible to all users. The domain still exists on the file server, all settings are preserved, and you can still administer it while it is disabled. To make the domain accessible to users again, select Enable domain.

After making changes to any of the previous domain settings, click Save to apply the changes.

Domain home directory

You can limit the disk space available to a domain by configuring a home directory for the domain and specifying a maximum size. The home directory of the domain does not affect user directory access rules, and it does not restrict the paths that are available to a user in any way. However, in order to calculate the amount of disk space in use by a domain, you must specify the root directory under which Serv-U expects all domain files to be stored.

To specify the domain home directory, enter a path in the Domain Home Directory field, or click Browse to select a path. When you create a domain administrator account for this domain, it is suggested that their home directory be the same, which ensures that all users of the domain are placed in a subdirectory of the home directory of the domain. Enter the amount of disk space, in megabytes (MB), available to the domain in the Maximum Size field. Leaving this field blank or entering "0" does not impose a maximum size on the domain. When a limit is imposed, any upload that would cause this maximum size to be exceeded is rejected by the server.

Click Save to apply the changes.

Calculating the amount of disk space in use by a domain can be a time consuming operation depending on the directory structure.

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13:44, 21 Jun 2017

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