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NetApp XCP sync error utf8 codec can't decode byte

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Applies to

  • NetApp XCP
  • NFS

Issue

  • During xcp sync the operation may fail with a unicode decode error shortly after a stale file handle error at the end of xcp.log:
    • nfs3 error 70: stale filehandle
    • ERROR: 'utf8' codec can't decode byte 0xc1 in position 35: invalid start byte
  • This unicode decode failure occurred due to a read trailer index error:
    • xcp read trailer index lab.repro.netapp:/repro_c_xcp/catalog/indexes/TST_srepro_c_lab/sync/sync.index read trailer
    • ERROR: 'utf8' codec can't decode byte 0xd7 in position 160: invalid continuation byte
  • Further sync attempts continue to fail with the same error.