Volume efficiency operations do not complete and show the error "Metafile does not exist"
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- Data ONTAP versions 8.3.2 and later.
- ONTAP 9
- Volume efficiency (deduplication) operations fail and give the error Metafile does not exist. This can be seen in the following output:
cluster01::> volume efficiency show -vserver svm1 -volume vol1
Vserver Name: svm1
Volume Name: vol1
Volume Path: /vol/vol1
Progress: Idle for 01:20:04
Efficiency Policy Name: -
Blocks Skipped Sharing: 0
Last Operation State: Failure
Last Success Operation Begin: Fri Jul 07 07:32:24 2017
Last Success Operation End: Fri Jul 07 08:28:05 2017
Last Operation Begin: Wed Aug 16 11:22:59 2017
Last Operation End: Wed Aug 16 11:22:59 2017
Last Operation Size: 0B
Last Operation Error: Metafile does not exist
- This is most often seen in SnapVault volumes, but can be encountered on any volume with deduplication enabled.