ONTAP Discussions

Snapshot Naming :: when Ontap uses Dot or Tilde

jenoptik

Hi everyone,

 

When and why does Ontap creates a snapshot folder with the . and when with a ~.

 

 

 

example:

 

\\filer\volume-share$\.snapshot

 

 

All my other snapshot directories are available through \\...\~snapshot

 

 

Why is there a difference?

 

 

Thx 4 any answer

Jenoptik,

 

3 REPLIES 3

hariprak

Hi,

 

By default, every volume contains a directory named .snapshot through which users can access old versions of files in that directory. Users can gain access to Snapshot copies depending on the file-sharing protocol used—NFS or CIFS.

The actual path to the snapshots is the directory name .snapshot.

 

 

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jenoptik

Thx 4 your answer.

good to know that .snapshot is the default directory.

 

But why is there a ~snapshot directory and when it is visible?

 

 

As far as I understand this Netapp Library Entry the ~snapshot is only visible, when accessing the root of a volume and and .snapshot in root and also subfolders.

 

 

Can anyone confirm this?

parisi

~ is generally used for CIFS/SMB 8.3 naming compliance.

 

http://www.oreilly.com/openbook/samba/book/ch05_04.html

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