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Vmware VMs becomes inaccessible or hangs during the volume move operation

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • VMWare


  • Vmware VMs becomes inaccessible or hangs during the volume move operation.
  • Vmware VMs are in FC LUN datastore of the impacted volume.
  • The volume move progress is stopped at a percentage number.
  • ONTAP EMS logs show:

Thu May 27 16:39:37 CST [nodename: wafl_exempt01: wafl.vol.full:notice]: Insufficient space on volume volname@vserver:fd47e025-e9a3-11e8-a6d4-00a098d3deb0 to perform operation. 64.0KB was requested but only 52.0KB was available.

  • ONTAP MGWD logs show:

Thu May 27 17:25:43 CST [nodename: mgwd: mgmt.vopl.move.cut.entryFail:error]: The volume move operation of volume 'volname' in Vserver 'svm1' to destination aggregate 'aggr1' did not enter the cutover phase. The system provided the additional explanation: 'Preparing source volume for cutover: Volume quiesce failed with not enough space to create snapshot (Can't create snapshot for operation, insufficient space)'. After a short delay, the volume move operation will reattempt cutover entry. The job ID for the volume move job is '11669'


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