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Incremental robocopy to Netapp detects all existing files as changed or modified

Hi

We are migrating around 30 TB data from windows based file server to Netapp CIFS share by using robocopy command with /MIR switch.

After completing the baseline copy we are experiencing issues with incremental copy to Net app. Incremental robocopy to Netapp detects all existing files as changed or modified.

 

When i try the same command from windows as a source and another windows share as a destination, it copies only files those are changed or modified. It looks like some issue with Netapp.

 

Robocopy command I am using

robocopy <Windows Source>  <Netapp Destination> /mir /copyall /ZB /w:1 /r:1 /logSmiley Very Happy:\Robocopy-Logs\test.txt /TEE 

robocopy <Windows Source>  <Windows Destination> /mir /copyall /ZB /w:1 /r:1 /logSmiley Very Happy:\Robocopy-Logs\test.txt /TEE

 

Did anyone experience same issue ?

 

Thanks

Bibin

5 REPLIES

Re: Incremental robocopy to Netapp detects all existing files as changed or modified

What vesion are you using on Ontap.  We migrated 100s of TB's using robocopy and never had an issue.

 

You're flags look good, can you post a small portion of the log

Re: Incremental robocopy to Netapp detects all existing files as changed or modified

Thank you so much for your quick response

 

I am using NetApp Release 9.3P4

 

I found this workworkaround from Netapp community but we dont have Windows 2008 server in production.
https://community.netapp.com/t5/Data-ONTAP-Discussions/Fileserver-Migration-with-robocopy/td-p/118615

 

I have attached the  snap shot copy of the logs from Windows to Windows & Windows to Netapp copy

Thanks

Bibin

Re: Incremental robocopy to Netapp detects all existing files as changed or modified

This solution may fix the issue but not sure it creates any other issues.

http://www.noelis.be/?p=173

Re: Incremental robocopy to Netapp detects all existing files as changed or modified

It is a bug with Netapp --- Bug ID 1105968

https://mysupport.netapp.com/NOW/cgi-bin/bol?Type=Detail&Display=1105968

 

also noticed that

Incremental  copy detects all existing files as changed or modified but it took less time to complete the second copy process. May be it is updating only access control list (ACL).

 

 

 

Re: Incremental robocopy to Netapp detects all existing files as changed or modified

Thanks for th e information, we are going to try to reproduce in our lab

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