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Using SDCLI.EXE, when creating a snapshot can fail while attempting to update the SnapMirror relationship

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Applies to

  • SnapDrive for Windows (SDW)
  • Snap Creator Framework (SCF) for Windows
  • SnapManager for Oracle (SMO) for Windows


Using SDCLI.EXE to create a new snapshot checks for existing SnapMirror relationships of type DP or XDP (async_mirror) and attempts to update them, failing:

Command ["C:\Program Files\NetApp\SnapDrive\sdcli.exe" snap create -s <SNAPSHOT_NAME> -D <SPACED_DRIVE_LETTERS>]
failed with return code [-1073475451] and stderr [] and stdout [Initializing...<HOST_NAME> :
Checking policies
TVNO-ABS-SQL1 : Checking access control
TVNO-ABS-SQL1 : Preparing LUNs for Snapshot creation
TVNO-ABS-SQL1 : Ready to create snapshot copy
TVNO-ABS-SQL1 : Creating a Snapshot for the LUN
TVNO-ABS-SQL1 : Initiating snapmirror update for any source volumes.
Unable to create a Snapshot of a LUN.
Error: Failed to get Data ONTAP version running on the storage system <MIRROR_DESTINATION_SVM> as it is not reachable.
Ensure proper network connectivity and make sure the name resolution is working properly.


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