Creating subfolders on zfs shares?


New Member
Apr 19, 2019
I'm new today to Proxmox and following this guide to setup my zfs pool with shared folders.
Can't post links been a new user.

I have got to the point of creating the subfolders but when I "mkdir storage/share/Software" I get mkdir: cannot create directory ‘storage/share/Software’: No such file or directory.


I must be missing something. Can I do this from the GUI?
Sorry I'm just learning and have googled but have not found the answer.

Can I do this from the GUI?
This is not supported.

can you send the output of
zfs get name,mounted,mountpoint -r <zfs pool>
Here is the output. If I keep adding another zfs to the storage it works.

root@pve:~# zfs get name,mounted,mountpoint -r storage
storage name storage -
storage mounted yes -
storage mountpoint /storage default
storage/share name storage/share -
storage/share mounted yes -
storage/share mountpoint /storage/share default
storage/share/Backups name storage/share/Backups -
storage/share/Backups mounted yes -
storage/share/Backups mountpoint /storage/share/Backups default
storage/share/Documents name storage/share/Documents -
storage/share/Documents mounted yes -
storage/share/Documents mountpoint /storage/share/Documents default
storage/share/Media name storage/share/Media -
storage/share/Media mounted yes -
storage/share/Media mountpoint /storage/share/Media default
storage/share/Music name storage/share/Music -
storage/share/Music mounted yes -
storage/share/Music mountpoint /storage/share/Music default
storage/share/Pictures name storage/share/Pictures -
storage/share/Pictures mounted yes -
storage/share/Pictures mountpoint /storage/share/Pictures default
storage/share/Projects name storage/share/Projects -
storage/share/Projects mounted yes -
storage/share/Projects mountpoint /storage/share/Projects default
storage/share/Software name storage/share/Software -
storage/share/Software mounted yes -
storage/share/Software mountpoint /storage/share/Software default
storage/share/Users name storage/share/Users -
storage/share/Users mounted yes -
storage/share/Users mountpoint /storage/share/Users default
storage/share/Users/Chris name storage/share/Users/Chris -
storage/share/Users/Chris mounted yes -
storage/share/Users/Chris mountpoint /storage/share/Users/Chris default
storage/share/Users/Dave name storage/share/Users/Dave -
storage/share/Users/Dave mounted yes -
storage/share/Users/Dave mountpoint /storage/share/Users/Dave default
storage/share/Users/Media name storage/share/Users/Media -
storage/share/Users/Media mounted yes -
storage/share/Users/Media mountpoint /storage/share/Users/Media default
storage/share/Users/Sidney name storage/share/Users/Sidney -
storage/share/Users/Sidney mounted yes -
storage/share/Users/Sidney mountpoint /storage/share/Users/Sidney default
storage/share/downloads name storage/share/downloads -
storage/share/downloads mounted yes -
storage/share/downloads mountpoint /storage/share/downloads default
storage/share/iso name storage/share/iso -
storage/share/iso mounted yes -
storage/share/iso mountpoint /storage/share/iso default
storage/share/junk name storage/share/junk -
storage/share/junk mounted yes -
storage/share/junk mountpoint /storage/share/junk default
storage/vmstorage name storage/vmstorage -
storage/vmstorage mounted yes -
storage/vmstorage mountpoint /storage/vmstorage default
storage/vmstorage/limited name storage/vmstorage/limited -
storage/vmstorage/limited mounted yes -
storage/vmstorage/limited mountpoint /storage/vmstorage/limited default
storage/vmstorage/limited/subvol-100-disk-0 name storage/vmstorage/limited/subvol-100-disk-0 -
storage/vmstorage/limited/subvol-100-disk-0 mounted yes -
storage/vmstorage/limited/subvol-100-disk-0 mountpoint /storage/vmstorage/limited/subvol-100-disk-0 default
storage/vmstorage/limited/subvol-100-disk-0@No_Zwave name storage/vmstorage/limited/subvol-100-disk-0@No_Zwave -
storage/vmstorage/limited/subvol-100-disk-0@No_Zwave mounted - -
storage/vmstorage/limited/subvol-100-disk-0@No_Zwave mountpoint - -
storage/vmstorage/limited/subvol-100-disk-0@April_21_2019 name storage/vmstorage/limited/subvol-100-disk-0@April_21_2019 -
storage/vmstorage/limited/subvol-100-disk-0@April_21_2019 mounted - -
storage/vmstorage/limited/subvol-100-disk-0@April_21_2019 mountpoint - -
storage/vmstorage/limited/subvol-101-disk-0 name storage/vmstorage/limited/subvol-101-disk-0 -
storage/vmstorage/limited/subvol-101-disk-0 mounted yes -
storage/vmstorage/limited/subvol-101-disk-0 mountpoint /storage/vmstorage/limited/subvol-101-disk-0 default
storage/vmstorage/limited/subvol-103-disk-0 name storage/vmstorage/limited/subvol-103-disk-0 -
storage/vmstorage/limited/subvol-103-disk-0 mounted yes -
storage/vmstorage/limited/subvol-103-disk-0 mountpoint /storage/vmstorage/limited/subvol-103-disk-0 default
The problem is you create already subvols with this path.
So there is no need for creating a new dir with the same name.
Subvols are automatic mounted and can be used like dir.


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