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XCP copy fails with message "nfs3 error 27: file too large" because source volume has larger directory size limit than destination colume

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Applies to

  • XCP
  • ONTAP 9


  • XCP copy task fails and throws an NFS error 27: file too large in the XCP log
021-06-02 20:52:04,312 - INFO - 126629 xcp batch 40352 System memory (GiB): avail 42.4, total 63.4, free 41.9, buffer 0.0, cache 0.5
2021-06-02 20:52:04,312 - ERROR - 126629 xcp batch 40352 nfs3 CREATE 'abc_9937199185dc15bcab78037.24631123' in ',': nfs3 error 27: file too large
  • ONTAP EMS log shows wafl.dir.size.max error at the timestamp
Wed Jun 02 20:52:04 CEST [Node3: wafl_exempt14: ems.engine.suppressed:debug]: Event 'wafl.dir.size.max' suppressed 5 times in last 489195 seconds.
Wed Jun 02 20:52:04 CEST [Node3: wafl_exempt14: wafl.dir.size.max:error]: Directory size for fileid 142196740 in volume ntapvol1 reached the maxdirsize limit

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