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# Appliance Network Share

## Overview

Appliance network share is a local folder on the Cloud Failover Appliance (CFA), which allows you to keep files and folders restored from backups. Restoring to this folder is much faster compared with restoring to other destinations.

Size of the appliance network share is not predefined, but varies depending on the free space on the CFA.

You can see the free space in the lower-left part of the Management Console, on the RAID bar.

Here, you can find the list of folders stored in the appliance network share, how much space they take, and when they were created, that is restored. Also, you can remove folders completely to free up space on the CFA.

For security reasons, the appliance network share does not allow accessing it anonymously. Instead, the system provides the pre-generated credentials (username and password). Also, you can generate new credentials, if necessary.

The Appliance Network Share shows information in the table format with the following columns:

Column Description
Folder Name Name of the restored folder
Network Share Path Network path to the restored folder

## Access appliance network share

You can use the tools built in the operating system or the appropriate third-party SMB client to browse and manage the restored files and folders.

You may have to provide user credentials to access the appliance network share. These are the same used to log in to the CFA Management Console.

For example, in Windows, open your Internet browser or File Explorer, enter \\ip_address\restored_jobs, where ip_address is the IP address of the CFA, and enter the network share credentials when prompted.

In macOS, open Finder, click GoConnect to Server, enter smb://ip_address/restored_jobs, where ip_address is the IP address of the CFA, and then enter the network share credentials when prompted.

## Restore to the appliance network share

When browsing and restoring files and folders from a client or from a backup job, select Appliance Network Share as the destination point.