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Stale File Handle On Snapshot NFS Directories In Oracle Linux 7 (Doc ID 2617742.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 21, 2022

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.7 and later
Linux x86-64


A NetApp system is providing NFS shares which are accessed from several environments, including Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 7.

As part of its internal workings, NetApp system performs periodical snapshots of these shares and also manages the lifecicle of these same snapshots, that is, snapshots eventually expire and are deleted by NetApp system.

When using these NFS shares from Oracle Linux 7 it is observed that, whenever a snapshot becomes expired, any command that access an expired snapshot will produce the error "Stale file handle".




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