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Qtree SnapMirror or SnapVault rollbacks fail with the error: Rollback_failed (cannot connect to source filer)

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Applies to

  • Data ONTAP 7mode
  • SnapVault
  • Qtree SnapMirror


Qtree SnapMirror (QSM) and SnapVault (SV) rollbacks are a transfer from the destination filer to itself. Due to a misconfiguration in hostname resolution, the QSM / SV destination is sometimes unable to connect to itself and will fail with the following error:

Rollback_failed (cannot connect to source filer)


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