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Remove Snapshot failed on volume with "This Snapshot copy is currently used as a reference Snapshot copy"

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SnapCenter Server (SC)


SnapShots fail to delete on Retention or Backup deletion from GUI with the following error seen in the Job Details:

Error: Remove Snapshot '<RGROUP>_<HOST_FQDN>_<DATE><TIME>' failed on volume <VOLUME>.

This Snapshot copy is currently used as a reference Snapshot copy by one or more SnapMirror relationships. Deleting the Snapshot copy can cause future SnapMirror operations to fail


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