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SMTape backup fails for a volume with Filesystem error

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Applies to

  • SMTape
  • ONTAP 9


  • SMtape backup of a volume fails with error:

::> system smtape status show -session <ID> -instance        
Path Name: /SVM/vol2_dest
Error Description: Transfer failed (Filesystem error)

  • From the EMS log-

Fri Jan 05 00:12:48 +0700 [CLUSTER-01: ib_bkp_main:]: SMTape backup session 175 from /SVM/vol2_dest to /CLUSTER-01/rst3a failed with error transfer failed (Filesystem error) 38:1457.

  • Changed the snapshot version for backup and a different tape was used, it still failed.

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