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EE,

Title explains it. I can't seem to get into the NetApp filer (2040 running 8.0.3 or 8.1.1) using WinScp. Do I have to enable access in the options command? It just sits there and fails.

I'm trying to do disk and shelf firmware updates.

I think this would be easier than using FTP or whatever else to get windows access to the file system.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks again EE folks
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Paul Solovyovsky earned 2000 total points
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Make it easy.  Even if you don't have a CIFS license, enable cifs.

run - "cifs setup"  

either join to domain or put in workgroup.  Make the netapp\administror account password match your root password

Once you have cifs running map to \\netapp\etc$  with your netapp\administrator account
If the software folder doesn't exist create it.  Place your software into that folder and you're set.
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Great, thanks I'm going to try it now. And we do have cifs, just don't use it.
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It worked. Thanks again
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by:snyderkv
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If you happen to read this again, is there a way to do a software get http://server/stuff. which downloads to the /etc/software, then copy that to disk_fw folder using netapp commands?

Thanks
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I think in 8 there may be a way for it to phone home and get the software but I always download and use cifs to put it on the controllers.

On another note you can now use cifs to look at /etc/messages, /etc/rc, /etc/hosts

This is a great way to get into the vol0 and make changes if needed.
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Paul I did enable cifs and got access via windows. However, it felt unconventional as I had to setup cifs which changed all the vols security type from unix to ntfs and after disabling cifs after use, I don't think it changes the type back to unix and changed the login functionality to the filer. Not something I want to do every time I need to access the filer. Native commands would be nice.

Thanks for your input
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Ther error you made is when it asked you do you want to make it a multi protocol filer or ntfs only you chose to do ntfs only.  Be carefull with that.  You need to ensure that you pick multi-protocol, otherwise it changes volumes to ntfs.
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Oh good info, I was wondering about that after reading tr-3490 that said it will do both unix and ntfs, I'm going to look up how to change it back now and use multi-proto next time.
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The change will need to be done manually most likely.  If you rerun setup it may at least change the default volume type to unix instead of ntfs when you choose the multiprotocol option.
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Thanks again I'm trying it right now
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