I'm brand new to NetApp technology, but have been doing research. My organization does all of it's file shares from a NetApp device using ONTAP for offline files. Recently we discovered that when users were coming back to the network after saving files while offline, tmp files were being created when they re-joined the network; BEFORE sync center runs a sync. The files are names with the same name as the original file with the addition of "~RFf1eba.TMP" (just an example, its random). When a sync is performed, Sync Center sees a confilict as if the user had deleted the original file while offline. If Sync Center is instructed to keep the file, the changes are updated, but the TMP file remains. I'm happy to provide any information to assist in the solution of this issue. I've already done hours of troubleshooting and can provide much more detail if requested.
Hello Andrin--No, we have not been able to resolve the issue. We opened a ticket with Microsoft who did a lot of troubleshooting with us, but came to the conclusion that it was an issue with the NetApp. We attempted to open a ticket with NetApp, but were immediately told that the issue was with Microsoft and no troubleshooting was done. I'm currently trying to get NetApp and Microsoft to communicate with each other on this issue, but that is not going well at all. If I make any progress I will gladly update you. I'm hoping you will do the same. Thanks!
1. You changed the CIFS symlink-properties from "enable, read-only" to what? Just enable? or "Hide or “ “ (null)"? --> symlinks
2. Have you experienced any adverse reactions to the change? Yes, some clients lost the connection to the share. After a reboot of the client the issue was resolved. NetApp Support said you can do it online without a problem, but that was wrong.
Andrin--Thanks so much for the reply! Just to clarify, you said that some clients lost connection to the share when you made the change. You said the solution was that those clients had to reboot their computer, correct? You did not have to reboot the NetApp?
Andrin--Thank you so much for responding with you findings! Just one last question. After making a change, did the existing .TMP files disappear on their own or did you have to delete them? Or did you just leave them there? Thanks again!