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How to preserve NFS file handles and volume MSIDs with SVM-DR

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • SnapMirror
  • Storage Virtual Machine Disaster Recovery (SVM DR)


  • This article outlines how to determine if NFS file handles and volume MSIDs are being preserved with SVM-DR and how to correct it when needed
    • Preserving NFS file handles and volume MSIDs is required with SVM-DR to prevent the need to re-mount in a disaster recovery scenario
    • Prior to ONTAP 9, volume MSIDs were not preserved by default
The exception to this is, vserver root volumes. Vserver root volumes only preserve MSIDs and not file handles.

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