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NFS – Cannot see snapshots under .snapshot directory for NetApp

When using NFS the snapshots under the .snapshot directory cannot be seen.

Running snap list on the filer will show the snapshots for the volume.  However, when you cd to the .snapshot directory and run lsl from an NFS client, none of the snapshots are listed.

Cause

This is because the option nfs.hide_snapshot was set to ON.  If this option is turned on, the .snapshot directory itself is visible, but the actual snapshots are hidden.  Although, the snapshots are hidden a user who has permissions can still access the snapshots.

Solution

Set the nfs.hide_snapshot option to OFF.

options nfs.hide_snapshot off

You will then need to unmount and then remount the export.

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