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SMHV fails to make a backup CIFS/SMB shares

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Applies to

  • SnapManager for Hyper-V (SMHV)
  • ONTAP below 9.9.1 - 9.11.1 (including P-releases)


SMHV backup fails with the following error seen in the SMHV job report:

Snapshot creation failed for one or more volumes. A snapdrive error occured while processing snapshot creation request.
Your backup operation failed.
Failed to get volume for SMB share : \\<Share_Path>.
Error Resolution: Ensure that the specified resource names are valid.
Check the Windows Event Log and SnapDrive logs for more details

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