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Preventing CIFS clients from creating uppercase file names

You can set the cifs.save_case option to off to prevent CIFS clients from creating uppercase filenames.

About this task

Older, 16-bit CIFS clients that open and save files change the file name by changing the lowercase or mixed-case characters to all uppercase characters. You can prevent these uppercase file names by forcing Data ONTAP to store CIFS file names using lowercase characters.


  1. Enter the following command:
    options cifs.save_case off