Avatar of kolathaya123
kolathaya123Flag for India asked on

File restoration from snapshot - NetApp

Dear All,

I have netapp configured with CIFS file sharing. One of our user deleted some folders and files and we are trying to restore from snapshot using windows system We browsed to the location and went to the property of the folder from which files missing and selected previous version and Opened 2 days before snapshot and when we try to copy the folder inside it is giving the error like

The source file name(s) are larger than is supported by the file system. Try moving to a location which has a shorter path name, or try renaming to shorter name(s) before attempting this operation.
The path is
\\\user_documents\EX-Employees\alosert\documents\Desktop Filez (¿Yesterday, ¿August ¿29, ¿2013, ¿¿8:00 PM)\

I think this is due to addition of the "(¿Yesterday, ¿August ¿29, ¿2013, ¿¿8:00 PM)" into the folder path.

Now How to retrieve those files and folders inside this folder

StorageStorage SoftwareWindows Server 2008

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment

8/22/2022 - Mon

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
See how we're fighting big data
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question

I tried another way.
Enable snapshot copy visibility options cifs.show_snapshot on

Now browse the netpp and goto ~snapshot directory, select the backup set and restore into different location.

It reduced the file path location "(¿Yesterday, ¿August ¿29, ¿2013, ¿¿8:00 PM)\" and we are able to restore.

Let me try your option also


All of life is about relationships, and EE has made a viirtual community a real community. It lifts everyone's boat
William Peck