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SnapCenter fails to delete policy when resource group is attached

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Applies to

SnapCenter Server (SC) all versions


  • Attempts to delete a policy fail with the error: “Failed – This policy has Resource Group attached. Please detach the policy from Resource Group before removing the policy”.
  • May also see the following error when trying to remove the policies with the PowerShell (PS) command Remove-SmPolicy -PolicyNames -force -Confirm:$false
See the inner exception for details.
InnerException Cannot delete or update a parent row: a foreign key constraint fails
(`nsm`.`nsm_datasetverificationconfig`, CONSTRAINT `FK_nsm_DatasetVerificationConfig_nsm_Policy`
FOREIGN KEY (`nsm_Policy_Id`) REFERENCES `nsm_Policy` (`nsm_Policy_Id`) ON DELETE NO ACTION ON U)



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