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Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System: How To check NTFS 8dot3 status for ZFSSA (Doc ID 1513733.1)

Last updated on JULY 02, 2019

Applies to:

Sun ZFS Storage 7420 - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun ZFS Storage 7320 - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun ZFS Storage 7120 - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Storage 7410 Unified Storage System - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Storage 7310 Unified Storage System - Version Not Applicable and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

 8dot3 or 8.3 or Short Filenames are used by old applications - mostly DOS based. Though not required, for backward compatibility purposes these filenames are still supported.


The file or directory names can be shortened and accessed if 8dot3 is enabled.


It is named as 8dot3 because of the naming convention that can be given to a file as 8 characters long then dot "." followed by a 3 character extension.
 
Though this convention is a limitation and not used these days - some applications may use it. However, some applications may need it to be disabled as a best practice.

This document provides a brief procedure to verify whether the 8dot3 naming convention is being supported by ZFSSA shares accessed on Windows clients

 

Solution

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