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SIS Clone operation failed to start with error Max Dense Limit is reached

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Applies to

  • ONTAP
  • Deduplication
  • SIS Clones

Issue

When attempting a SIS clone operation on a file or LUN level, the following error is reported:

cluster1::> volume file clone create -volume vol1 -source-path /myfile -destination-path /myfile_copy

Error: command failed: Clone start failed: Clone operation failed to start: Max Dense limit is reached.

cluster1::>

And the following EMS entry is triggered:

Fri Apr 17 21:26:25 CEST [cluster1-01: wafl_exempt17: sis.max.saving.near:notice]: Maximum savings limit nearly reached on volume vol1@vserver:571fe7af-29ea-11d3-adbf-123578563412.
Mon Apr 20 05:17:40 CEST [cluster1-01: svc_queue_thread: wafl.sis.clone.create.failed:info]: File clone create of file /vol/vol1q1/mydata.vmdk in volume vol1 failed with error: Max Dense limit is reached..

 

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