2015-08-19 10:33 PM
In our environment, Folders in volume are moving in to another folder without any manual intervention.
let us assume, there are 2 main folders, Say 'A' & 'B' in a volume.
A folder have around 100 of sub folders and that sub folders are moving in to another sub folder without any manual intervention.
Can any one please suggest how to resolve this issue and its in urgent basis.
Your comments are valuable.
2015-08-20 01:30 AM
There is no mechanism I can think of in ONTAP that would move folders or files. It sounds like a host is doing this. ONTAP (cDOT) can move volumes (vol move) or aggregates (aggregate relocate), and can even copy files and folders with ndmpcopy at the cli, but not moves of files. I would look at all hosts and enable auditing to try to see what is moving the directory structures around.
2015-08-20 02:08 AM
Thanks for your reply, morever it is DOT 7 mode and there is no NDMP copy has enabled in storage side.
Morever there is no vol copy and snapmirror has enabled, its a kind of moving sub folder and sitting in different folder.
please find attached pic for your reference.
2015-08-20 02:24 AM
This has to be host based. As scottgelb said, OnTap cannot move sub-directories or files from volume to volume without a backup engine. You can't even create or delete files \ folders from CLI of OnTap. Have you considered setting up Fpolicy?
Assuming this is CIFS you could try seeting options cifs.trace_login on and view messages log file.
2015-08-20 02:42 AM
Ok, well as i said OnTap cannot just move sub directories from one volume to another with a backup protocol and manual configuration.
Is it CIFS or NFS?
2015-08-20 05:25 AM
What OnTap version are you running? I remember there once was a strange bug with SMB2 that manifested itself in a similar way (files created in a subdirectory disappeared and were later found a few directories further up). But that was with newly created files, not with pre-existing files.
Try disabling SMB2 on the filer to see if that helps. Note that this requires all CIFS clients that are currently connected via SMB2 to reconnect to the filer.
You can also enable CIFS Auditing on the volume to see who/what does the move operation if it's indeed client-initiated
Also you should upgrade to the most recent OnTap version (8.1.4P9 if you're currently at or before 8.1.x, or 8.2.3P5 if you're already on 8.2)
2015-08-20 05:28 AM
Under volume we had created a qtree and in that qtree so many sub folders are there.
Thiese sub folders are moving into another sub folders without any manual intervention.
How to resolve these issue.
Thiese all are entirly CIFS shares.
Please give your valuable suggetstions and its in urgent basis.