Enabling ZFS SMB Shares May Fail With "error modifying '<share>': share name exists"

(Doc ID 2205564.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 23, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 to 11.3 [Release 10.0 to 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Create a clone of a smb shared filesystem/dataset and have it shared as clone_datasetname without disturbing the original online shared filesystem/dataset.


Should the issue described in this document be encountered, when SMB Shares on ZFS Datasets are enabled, the following error will be seen on the terminal

This issue is being addressed via 'Bug 19607345 - libshare2 can't transmogrify duplicate share names from v5 clones'


One or more of the following situations may lead to this situation


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