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What does ignore inconsistent set to ON mean?

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Applies to

  • Data ONTAP 7 and earlier
  • Data ONTAP 8
  • ONTAP 9



  • With this value set to on, Data ONTAP ignores any filesystem inconsistencies that exist, or that might arise.
  • If set to on, contact NetApp Technical Support to address the issue.
  • Check Active IQ if this impacts your systems
  • To check via CLI run the following:

::>storage aggregate show -aggregate <aggr>


  • Example:

filer::> storage aggregate show -aggregate aggr0

                                         Aggregate: aggr0
                                    Checksum Style: block
                                   Number Of Disks: 3
                                            Mirror: false
                                              Node: filer
                              Disks for First Plex: 1.21.0, 1.21.1, 1.21.3
                           Disks for Mirrored Plex: -
                         Partitions for First Plex: -
                      partitions for Mirrored Plex: -
                           Free Space Reallocation: off
                                         HA Policy: cfo
                               Ignore Inconsistent: on
                Space Reserved for Snapshot Copies: 5%
           Aggregate Nearly Full Threshold Percent: 97%
                  Aggregate Full Threshold Percent: 98%
                         Block Checksum Protection: on


Additional Information

For Data ONTAP running in 7mode run the aggr status command to check the status.