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Snapshots are deleted immediately after SnapCenter backup is run

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 Applies to

  • SnapCenter Server (SC)
  • SnapCenter Plug-in for Microsoft SQL Server (SCSQL)
  • SnapCenter Plug-in for Microsoft Exchange Server (SCE)

Issue

  • Snapshots are automatically deleted by Data ONTAP immediately after a backup creates it
  • Error seen in the <installation_path>\Program Files\NetApp\SnapCenter\SMCore\log\SMCore_<id>.log:

ERROR SMCore_879223 PID=[3460] TID=[200] ErrorCode (-1), ErrorMessage (Unable to find Snapshot (snapshot_name) on volume (volume_name) from storage (SVM_name_or_IP_address))

  • The below error is logged in the EMS-LOG-FILE.GZ log

[ONTAP_NODE]: snap_helper: wafl.volume.snap.autoDelete:info]: Deleting Snapshot copy 'SNAPSHOT_NAME' in volume 'VOLUME_NAME' to recover storage.

 

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