Behind the Scenes Episode 289 – NetApp and Rubrik: Better Together

Welcome to the Episode 289, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.” This week, we discuss the latest news in the NetApp/Rubrik partnership and how Rubrik works with Ben Kendall (Alliances Technical Partner Manager, Americas at Rubrik, https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-kendall-6436609/) and PF Guglielmi (Alliances Field CTO @pfguglielmi) of Rubrik and Chris Maino … Continue reading Behind the Scenes Episode 289 – NetApp and Rubrik: Better Together

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Running PowerShell from Linux to Query SMB Shares in NetApp ONTAP

I recently got a question about how to perform the following scenario: Run a script from Linux that calls PowerShell on a remote Windows client using KerberosRemote Windows client uses PowerShell to authenticate against an ONTAP SMB share That's some Inception-style IT work. The issue they were having was that the credentials used to connect … Continue reading Running PowerShell from Linux to Query SMB Shares in NetApp ONTAP

Mounting ONTAP CIFS/SMB shares with Linux – Guidelines and tips

Every now and then, the question of mounting CIFS/SMB shares in ONTAP using Linux clients comes up. Many people might consider this configuration to be a crime against nature. If you're asking yourself "why would someone want to do this," there are a few reasons. Lock handling - SMB locks use oplocks. NFS locks use … Continue reading Mounting ONTAP CIFS/SMB shares with Linux – Guidelines and tips

How to find average file size and largest file size using XCP

If you use NetApp ONTAP to host NAS shares (CIFS or NFS) and have too many files and folders to count, then you know how challenging it can be to figure out file information in your environment in a quick, efficient and effective way. This becomes doubly important when you are thinking of migrating NAS … Continue reading How to find average file size and largest file size using XCP

Workaround for Mac Finder errors when unzipping files in ONTAP

ONTAP allows you to mount volumes to other volumes in a Storage Virtual Machine, which provides a way for storage administrators to create their own folder structures across multiple nodes in a cluster. This is useful when you want to ensure the workload gets spread across nodes, but you can't use FlexGroup volumes for whatever … Continue reading Workaround for Mac Finder errors when unzipping files in ONTAP

Life hack: Change the UID of all files in NAS volume… without actually changing anything!

There are a ton of hidden gems in ONTAP that go unnoticed because they get added without a lot of fanfare. For example, the volume recovery queue got added in 8.3 and no one really knew what it was, what it did, or why the volumes they deleted didn't seem to actually get deleted for … Continue reading Life hack: Change the UID of all files in NAS volume… without actually changing anything!

Backing up/restoring ONTAP SMB shares with PowerShell

A while back, I posted a SMB share backup and restore PowerShell script written by one of our SMB developers.  Later, Scott Harney added some scripts for NFS exports. You can find those here: https://github.com/DatacenterDudes/cDOT-CIFS-share-backup-restore That was back in the ONTAP 8.3.x timeframe. They've worked pretty well for the most part, but since then, we're … Continue reading Backing up/restoring ONTAP SMB shares with PowerShell

Cache Rules Everything Around Me: New Global Name Service Cache in ONTAP 9.3

In an ONTAP cluster made up of individual nodes with individual hardware resources, it's useful if a storage administrator can manage the entire cluster as a monolithic entity, without having to worry about what lives where. Prior to ONTAP 9.3, name service caches were node-centric, for the most part. This sometimes could create scenarios where … Continue reading Cache Rules Everything Around Me: New Global Name Service Cache in ONTAP 9.3

Behind the Scenes: Episode 126 – Komprise

Welcome to the Episode 126, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.” This week on the podcast, we bring in Komprise (@Komprise) CEO Kumar Goswami (@KumarKGoswami) to chat about data management and how their software helps get the most out of your NetApp storage systems! For more information … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Episode 126 – Komprise