During the NFS mount to index a Replication Director snapshot on a NetApp Volume, the NFS mount command will fail with Permission Denied.
Status 43 - unexpected message received
If the NetApp volume options for convert_ucode and create_ucode are not enabled (off by default) on the volume where Replication Director creates snapshots, the Indexing operation will fail with a 'permission denied' error. The error occurs when bpfis calls the mount command to NFS mount the export on the Filer for the client data. The log extract below shows an example of the error.
15:59:57.083  <2> onlfi_vfms_logf: INF - snapshot services: gfspfi:Tue Oct 30 2012 15:59:57.083785 <Thread id - 1> nfs version 3
15:59:57.088  <2> onlfi_vfms_logf: INF - snapshot services: gfspfi:Tue Oct 30 2012 15:59:57.088890 <Thread id - 1> GFSP::importTreeNode - command [/bin/mount -o ro "netapp-filer:/vol/NBU_01/.snapshot/netapp-filer_NBU_012012_10_17_12_15_25" "/tmp/_vrts_frzn_img__tmp_b_22016_1"] failed with message 'mount: netapp-filer:/vol/NBU_01/.snapshot/netapp-filer_NBU_012012_10_17_12_15_25 failed, reason given by server: Permission denied
A NetApp Volume that will host Replication Director managed snapshots must be created with the convert_ucode and create_ucode options enabled.
convert_ucode on | off
Setting this option to on forces conversion of all directories to UNICODE format when accessed from both NFS and CIFS. By default, it is set to off, in which case access from CIFS causes conversion of pre-4.0 and 4.0 format directories. Access from NFS causes conversion of 4.0 format directories. The default setting is off.
create_ucode on | off
Setting this option to on forces UNICODE format directories to be created by default, both from NFS and CIFS.By default, it is set to off, in which case all directo-ries are created in pre-4.0 format, and the first CIFS access will convert it to UNICODE format. The default setting is off.
vol options volname convert_ucode on
vol options volname create_ucode on
Verify volume settings by running the following command at the NetApp Filer Command prompt:
vol options volname
RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.1
NetApp Plug-In 1.0 for NetBackup
NetApp Ontap 7.3.6 or newer