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Rsync files from FlexVol dir to FlexGroup dir, FlexGroup generate maxdirsize error

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • FlexGroup
  • NFSv3/NFSv4.1
  • Rsync - a fast, versatile, remote (and local) file-copying tool from linux


  • With Linux command # rsync -avr --stats /souceflexvoldir /destflexgroupdir  sync files from FlexVol directory to FlexGroup directory,  from ontap EMS find FlexGroup maxdirsize error even source directory size not over 320MB.
::> event log show 
nodename ERROR wafl.dir.size.max: Directory size for fileid 50986110 in volume fg__0024 reached the maxdirsize limit.
  • From Linux command ls -al info FlexGroup dir size over 320MB.
# ls -la

- flexvol dir size : drwxr-xr-x 2 nobody nobody 220483584  2¿ù 12 16:19 dirname

- flexgroup dir size : drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 335544320  2¿ù 14 12:21 dirname


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