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SnapMirror updates fail with error: replication transfer failed to complete

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Applies to

  • SnapMirror
  • Data ONTAP 7 Mode

Issue

  • SnapMirror updates for an established relationship start failing.
  • The snapmirror status -l output in AutoSupport messages are displayed as following:

Source: ****01:vol_Mon_Logs
Destination: ****4:vol_Mon_Logs
Status: Idle
Progress: -
State: Snapmirrored
Lag: 28:01:56
Mirror Timestamp: Thu Aug 21 10:35:49 CEST 2014
Base Snapshot: ****4(0142226993)_vol_Mon_Logs.5634
Current Transfer Type: Update
Current Transfer Error: replication transfer failed to complete
Contents: Replica
Knowledgebase
Last Transfer Type: Update
Last Transfer Size: 1535772 KB
Last Transfer Duration: 00:39:49
Last Transfer From: ****01:vol_Mon_Logs

  • The snapmirror status -l output does not provide information on the cause of the failure.
  • For more information on the cause, see either the SnapMirror log or the messages log. In this case, the messages or EMS logs have entries similar to the following:

Thu Aug 21 21:13:02 CEST [NAME4: snapmirror.dst.snapDelErr:error]: Snapshot ****4(0142226993)_vol_Mon_Logs.29 in destination volume vol_Mon_Logs is in use, cannot delete.

Thu Aug 21 21:13:03 CEST [****4: replication.dst.err:error]: SnapMirror: destination transfer from ****01:vol_Mon_Logs to vol_Mon_Logs : replication transfer failed to complete.

 

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