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Netapp makes storage: primarily, their Data ONTAP series which does network attached and block storage. Since they acquired Engenio, they also sell block-only devices.

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How to chown/chgrp files on NetApp?

We have to change the owner and group of many million files on a NetApp shared NFS. Can we do this locally on the NetApp? Doing it via NFS looks like a very slow approach. Thanks.
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Windows 2012 R2 SCSI UNMAP failure

I have a very strange situation. I have a Windows 2012 R2 VM with mounted thin provisioned LUNs located on a NetApp FAS2552 filer (running cDOT 9.4P2), and the server is not sending SCSI UNMAP ...
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Selective file permission errors on NFS mounted volumes

I have two Red Hat 7 clients (one is RHEL, one is CentOS) NFS mounting a directory from a NetApp server. The RHEL client mounts the volume read-write, whereas the CentOS client mounts the volume read-...
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NetApp: How to get real file's access time (atime) from a snapshot?

According to the documentation (https://library.netapp.com/ecmdocs/ECMP1635994/html/GUID-3CE08FEA-6624-4EBF-847C-F7F9C7F355A3.html) access time of all files in the snapshot copy is set to snapshot ...
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iscsi multipath on CentOS 7, is it possible with existing partition

I have an ISCSI server (NetApp) with multipath support, initially i login (iscsi login from client) with one controller and created an iscsi partition (sdb) in CentOS 7. Also i copied some data's ...
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Query NetApp autosize “increment size” - dissapeared in newer versions?

In older docs I can see: https://library.netapp.com/ecmdocs/ECMP1366832/html/volume/autosize.html that ex.: , in increments of 10g. but in newer NetApp versions I can see: https://docs....
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Determine how much free space does a NetApp has?

There is a vserver on a NetApp called: foo15. This vserver has volumes in it, exported and used as NFS. The question: how could I determine, what will be the max size of the volumes, if expansion ...
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ESXi 6.7 NFS Datastore - Access denied

I am setting up a new vSphere environment using 6.7. I have built the first ESX server and need to connect to an NFS mount to use as a datastore. The NFS share is on a NetApp running in Cluster mode, ...
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Is a file move on an NFS share atomic

We have a system producing new files on an NFS share (I believe the provider is NetApp). Our applications are written in Java. The Java spec says that FileSystem moves are atomic, but not sure if ...
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SSD errors under NetApp E-Series 5424

We're having some weird issues with our Storage (netapp e-series 5425) and a bunch of SSDs. Technically they work fine, we can do all operations on it, whatever runs on it runs fine, but we keep ...
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Performance testing an Azure Netapp instance

We are looking to run a Netapp instance in Azure Ireland. The first time our cloud architect tried it performance was terrible. We therefore want to run some performance tests but are hitting a brick ...
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'SMB direct' disable on Windows 10 implications

Dear Storage/Windows experts, Here's the environment. Our users are using Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 to connect to group/project shares on NetApp (Only SMBv1 enabled). Users home drive/...
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AIX SMS Menu + Netapp Multipath cause BOS migration issues

I'm performing an AIX migration from 7.1 to 7.2 using the DVD Iso on a VIOS Virtual Library. At the point the migration starts, it fails with the following message: 0516-1775 varyonvg: Physical ...
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VMware with 1gbs network interface with NFS in Netapp with 10gpbs and Control Flow

I read this question. I have only 2 VMware esx with 2x1gbs interfaces each and netapp with 4x10gbs interfaces. It is configured auto negociate with the switch. But the switch drops frames. Do I need ...
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Netapp incoming error message , HA Group Notification from NTAP01 (FCP PARTNER PATH MISCONFIGURED) ERROR

HA Group Notification from NTAP01 (FCP PARTNER PATH MISCONFIGURED) ERROR sometimes i am getting that error on my cluster netapp storage ? Any ideas about this ?
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Unable to list new files on a cifs share with ls *

I have an old HP-UX system running version 11.11, it has a cifs mount configured to a netapp filer. In the past several days we've been seeing some odd behaviour for the share where files can be ...
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RAID DP brain teaser [closed]

Someone knows what happens if the parity disk fails simultaneously with a data disk? It is supposed to handle double disk failure but since one parity disk fails it seems impossible. Does anybody have ...
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Drive not working with LSI controller

I'm trying to use a NETAPP X412 drive (15K rpm 600GB) with LSI 9240-8i. The problem is that the drive shows up as 0 KB big, and attempting to set the drive to good fails with the error message "...
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Powershell - checking if a file is a Linux symbolic link

I'm migrating a NetApp NTFS based filesystem. It is mounted on both Windows and Linux boxes. My validation script in Powershell is walking the file system and doing various checks that the source and ...
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What does it mean for “OWNER CREATOR” to be the owner of a folder?

I see folders with an owner of "OWNER CREATOR" and group of "DOMAIN\Domain Users". When I copy these files, the ownership is being transferred to me. That is not the behavior I want. However, what ...
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Why is my data not showing up on a shared vmdk on another VM?

Configuration: Netapp (SAN) providing a 5GB FC LUN to VMware hosts (datastore). (2) Server 2012R2 datacenter VMs configured with a 5GB shared vmdk using paravirtual SCSI controller with SCSI Bus ...
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cifs mount alternately sends wrong passwd

short version: the NETAPP logs show that from our client (debian 8.7, cifs=2:6.4-1) machine the login fails alternatively. I.e. it is like one time it sends the good password, and then some wrong ...
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Access CIFS share using short username and not UPN

I'm trying to configure CIFS share on my NetApp FAS2554 (NetApp Release 8.3.2P2). And I have 2 shares created. One allows accessing it using short username i.e. and another one for some reason ...
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Disable all NFS Client cache on CentOS

I have a netapp server exportting NFS share (NFS3). I am monitoring the fpolicy on the netapp server, this means, I listen to all File read operation of the volume (and share..). From a CentOS ...
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Why NetApp snapshot spill happen?

I am confused about what Snapshot Copy Reserve actually stores. From what I understand, a snapshot copy is a copy of pointers which points to blocks on disk which were occupied by a file at some point ...
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Windows files on SMB/CIFS server do not automatically have read locks

My memory from working with different systems in the past is that the default behavior for many windows SMB clients writing to a Netapp share is that open files would automatically have a read lock on ...
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Cluster mode Netapp - Snapmirror change unix groups

I'm trying to setup snapmirror between two cluster mode netapp filers. However, one is in the US, the other is in China. We have two different unix groups setup here, as a security measure. i.e. ...
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rename() on NFS atomicity

I've got a process that: writes a new '.tmp' file. uses a rename() syscall to replace an existing file. This file is being accessed from a remote NFS client. We do this, because we want atomic ...
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NetApp Filer queue length?

Is there a way to determine how many transactions are pending in the filer? How many words are required to ask this question before Post button will work? I'll try another sentence.
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Which SAS JBOD module for NetApp DS4243?

Does anyone know what the SAS JBOD module is called (model number perhaps) that works for NetApp's DS4243 disk array? I can find controllers on ebay, but not a single SAS JBOD module. Afterwards it ...
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Windows Server 2012 won't backup to Netapp Filer

So I've been having a bit of an issue here, and I'm having a lot of trouble determining what it is; I'm trying to configure backups for one of our servers, and whenever I attempt to do one of said ...
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NetApp .Snapshots wont delete

I am working in VMware Vspere client, I am an sys administrator taking over for an Admin who has left. Many users were complaining about space in our Mounted Linux shared drive. So I did some ...
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How to connect a Juniper EX4500 to netapp X1107A

What is the best and not expensive way to connect a Juniper EX4500 to a X1107A Chelsio PCI Netapp card? Will these do (10GBASE-SR) for both end? and then connect with fiber cable? How important is it ...
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linux + how to know the time details from df command

is it possible to know when partition was mounted from storage volume? for example latly we know about that netapp19:/volume/orsdcp_nfs was mounted on /oraT but how to know when? ( regarding that ...
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NFS mount in Windows - can't copy files with 600 permissions

I have a Netapp with some NFS exports for VMware storage. I want to mount the snapshots on a Windows 2012 R2 server in order to copy all of the virtual machine files to tape. I can mount the share ...
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NetApp reconfigure aggregate

I have one second-hand NetApp FAS2020, ONTAP 7.3.6, with 12 disks. There is created 1 aggregate (aggr0) and all 12 disks are in this single aggregate (10 data, 1 parity, 1 dparity), no spare disks. ...
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FCOE on CentOS 6.5. port state offline

I am a network engg, and this is the first time I am trying to get FCOE working. Here is my setup: Centos server --------- transit switch ---- FC gateway ---- FC switch --- Netapp I believe the ...
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Exchange 2010 New database on a SAN - best practice

We currently have a single database (on it's own Netapp Volume and LUN) and a separate Volume and LUN for the transaction logs. So, to map it out as the server sees it: C:\ Server Install D:\ ...
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Do I need btrfs scrub if a lower layer also scrubs?

I have a multi-TB btrfs made up of virtual disk images that live on NetApp NFS filers. The data are redundant at the NetApp level, so the btrfs is RAID-0. In addition to providing redundancy, the ...
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Cannot access network share from only one PC

It's a strange problem. I'm very confused. In my Test Lab, I have configured NetApp virtual storage appliance and configured shares. This NetApp appliance is connected to domain and any domain user ...
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NETAPP - Enable on-box DNS load balancing in an Active Directory environment

I have a NetApp Data Ontap 8.3 SP1 with 4 LIF. LIF1 - 192.168.0.1 LIF2 - 192.168.0.2 LIF3 - 192.168.0.3 LIF3 - 192.168.0.4 There is a SVM, configured as NAPP0 and joined to an Active Directory domain(...
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How do I create NFS exports on virtualised NetApp from CLI?

How do I list the NFS exports from clustered NepApp from command line? While I was able to create volumes and to configure an export policy I am unable to find which are the exports that I should be ...
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How to add ssh publickey to Clustered NetApp for Active Directory user?

I am trying to load my ssh public key on a netapp instace but it seems that it does not allow me to add my key. lcy2-dosvm01::security login publickey> load-from-uri -uri http://pastebin.com/raw....
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How to delete files on NetApp ONTAP 7 by using CLI

As a volume containing a LUN filled up to 100% on a NetApp FAS running ONTAP 7.x, the LUN went offline automatically, stopping the VMs. Now we need to delete snapshots or files on the volume to ...
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iSCSI to NetApp FAS: high latency for write load

Problem A Linux iSCSI initiator is seeing high service times when writing to a NetApp FAS target exposing a bunch of LUNs. Where to look for the cause and how to resolve this? Reproduction I am ...
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NetApp NFS Exports with all_squash

We've got a NetApp filer (v8.1.4) with a UNIX-style qtree sharing a volume to a number of different machines (web content for a cluster of front-end and application servers) over NFS. We're trying to ...
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NetApp Performance Archiver failed to close file

I have a newly configured (not by me) NetApp FAS-2040 running OnTAP 8.0.2. It's spewing a log message every 15 seconds: [perf.archive.file.close.fail:warning]: Performance archiver failed to close ...
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NetApp Backup Strategy - Snapshots to SnapMirrors to Tape?

In a previous question we discussed the pros and cons of relying exclusively on NetApp snapshots for backups. I now find myself in this situation as our aging legacy Symantec BackupExec tape server ...
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NetApp API to fetch 'df' output

I'm currently fiddling with a project using the ONTAPI (perf stats monitoring sort of thing). What I'm wanting to do is reproduce the information from 'df' and 'df -s'. Doing well so far, because ...
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List shadowcopy timestamps of netapp

Is there a way (powershell, commandline, api, snmp) to list the snapshot timestamps of a file on a network location. So i'm searching for an automation of what windows is doing, when you click ...