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Snapmirror resync during SVM re-activation results in "Apply failed for Object: root_direct_mounts...Failed to create qtree[qtree name] in root volume...file or directory exists"

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 8.3
  • ONTAP 9.1 and later
  • SVM Disaster Recovery (SVM DR)
  • Reactivating the original source SVM
  • Qtree exists in destination SVM root volume, but did not originate from source SVM
  • Qtree was created in ONTAP 8.3, or earlier
 

Issue

  • During the SVM re-activation phase of a SVM DR, snapmirror resync is run on the original source SVM to replicate changes from the activated destination SVM.
  • The snapmirror resync results in an error.  In this example, SVM_Prod is the name of the SVM where we are running the snapmirror resync.

Failed to apply the source Vserver configuration. Reason: Apply failed for Object: root_direct_mounts Method: baseline. Reason: Failed to create qtree "vol" on Vserver "SVM_Prod" in root volume, since a file or directory exists with the same name. Delete the file or directory, and then run "snapmirror resync -destination-path SVM_Prod:"

  • The delete the file or directory refers to a qtree named "vol"  on the original SVM DR destination, not the production SVM that is being re-activated.
  • The qtree referenced in the error message is not present in the original source SVM's root volume.

 

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