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Unable to delete SnapMirror snapshot - Resolution Guide

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Applies to

ONTAP 9

Description

This article covers multiple scenarios where a SnapMirror snapshot cannot be deleted

Symptom
Solution
Snapshot is in use SnapMirror snapshot delete fails with error "Snapshot is in use"
Snapshot copy is currently used as a reference Snapshot copy by one or more SnapMirror relationships SnapMirror snapshot delete fails "Snapshot copy is currently used as a reference Snapshot copy by one or more SnapMirror relationships"
Cannot delete a Snapshot copy in use by clone volume SnapMirror Snapshot delete fails "Cannot delete a Snapshot copy in use by clone volume"
Source information not found Leftover SnapMirror Snapshot cannot be deleted after a failed SnapMirror initialization
Snapshot copy has not expired or is locked Snapshot delete fails with error Snapshot copy has not expired or is locked
Snapshots that should be removed automatically are not deleted Snapshots are not deleted automatically

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