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A SnapCenter backup fails with the error "snapshot already exists"

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Applies to

SnapCenter Server

Issue

Occassionally, the same snapshot is attempted to be created twice in a row, as visible from the mlog/audit.log from the ONTAP storage, showing the error:

A snapshot copy with that name already exists.

Note: this is usually the only snapshot attempt in the SAL/SCW log of the failed Job

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