Log backups fail when maximum hard links limit per file is reached

Description

You can retain backups up to the ONTAP maximum of 255 copies. If up-to-the-minute backup retention is not working or is not configured correctly, log backup folders might not be deleted and the maximum hard links might be surpassed, which might cause log backups to fail.

Corrective action

Ensure that up-to-the-minute backup retention is configured and working correctly.