Error Code details
Severity: Error 
Component: File System 
snapsize specified is too small or snapshot device is not large enough

This message is displayed when the mount command fails and error is set as EFBIG. It can be caused by either of the following two reasons:


  • The snapshot device size is smaller than the file system for which you are creating the snapshot.
  • The snapsize option specified in the mount command is too small.  This option is required to be specified when the device driver cannot determine the size of the snapshot device.


Veritas solutions
Solution 1 Vote: [Useful] [Not useful]
Last Modified: 2013-02-21 03:24:52 PDT
Platform: Generic
Release: Generic

To solve the issue, do the following:


  • Check that the device you are using for snapshot creation is large enough or has the size nearly same as the file system.
  • Use a device with larger size.


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