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Troubleshooting Workflow: Stale file handle error (NFSv3 and NFSV4)

Applies to

Clustered Data ONTAP 8


Client reports 'Stale file handle' using either NFSv3 or NFSV4.

A typical message in the client's syslog may look like the following:

message: client [unix]: write on host filer: Stale file handle [file handle: 38c000 f6830500 20000000 4f6f41 52809302 6180000 38c000 f6830500]

message: Stale file handle



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