NAS backup fails with error: "Stale file handle"

SUMMARY

Backup fails with the error: "Stale file handle" on a CentOS 7 appliance while performing a NAS backup via CiFS share.

ISSUE

Backup fails with the error: "Stale file handle" on a CentOS 7 appliance while performing a NAS backup via CiFS share.
 

ERRORS/WARNINGS encountered:
ctar: cannot open /mnt/nas/<Folder path>/<file name> because...Stale file handle

 

RESOLUTION

Uncomment and change master.ini setting from 2.0 to 1.0. Setting is in the [Configuration Options] section.
 

; CIFSmountOption=-overs=2.0    ; additional mount option for CIFS

New setting:
 
CIFSmountOption=-overs=1.0    ; additional mount option for CIFS


 

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