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XCP Sync fails with ERROR 'utf8' codec can't decode byte

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Applies to

  • NetApp XCP


  • After customer does a copy using XCP for NFS and later try to do a sync it will fail with error:
    • xcp: ERROR: read trailer index 'utf8' codec can't decode byte 0xff in position xxx: invalid start byte or invalid Continuation byte
  • Example error:
    • xcp: ERROR: 'utf8' codec can't decode byte 0xd3 in position 67: invalid continuation byte


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