Network and Storage Protocols

NetAPP Data ONTAP: length of filenames restricted to 255 characters ?

BILL12345

Hello

Does the NetAPP filesystem (Data ONTAP) restrict the length of filenames to or 255 characters?

Thank's a lof for any feedback!

Bill

1 REPLY 1

lovik_netapp

It's not ONTAP limitation it's limitatation imposed from SMB and NFS protocols.

http://www.qnx.com/developers/docs/6.4.0/neutrino/sys_arch/fsys.html#NFS

"For example, the length of filenames may vary across servers from different operating systems. NFS (versions 2 and 3) limits filenames to 255 characters; mountd (versions 1 and 3) limits pathnames to 1024 characters."

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa365247%28v=vs.85%29.aspx#maxpath

  • A pathname MUST be no more than 32,760 characters in length.
  • Each pathname component MUST be no more than 255 characters in length.


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