ONLINE, unable to open forcing netcdf

Hi there,

I am trying to get an interannual run to start (forced by ERA5 atmospheric data, using ONLINE to cut down on disk space) and have encountered the following error
ONLINE_GET_BULK - ERROR: unable to open forcing NetCDF file: …/DATA/MODELNAME/^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@ is the name of the file that is meant to be read, but in the error line above, it is replaced with the symbols ^@^@^@

The file does exist definitely, and is viewable using ncview etc so I can’t understand why this is happening. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


I have found that the issue here, was that I had activated READ_PATM and this combined with ONLINE was incompatible, mainly because the ERA5 scripts in crocotools don’t consider pressure even though the CPP flag to add pressure is available.
Switching off READ_PATM resulted in the model starting properly. The issue had nothing to do with T2M.