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Move volume shows the error: Preparing source volume for cutover : Deduplication is not ready for volmove cutover

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9 
  • OnCommand System Manager
  • Running "volume move"


  • When trying to move a volume on System Manager, the following error occurs.


The volume move operation of volume 'vol1' in Vserver 'vserver1' to destination aggregate 'aggr1' did not enter the cutover phase. The system provided the additional explanation: 'Preparing source volume for cutover: Deduplication is not ready for vol move cutover'. After a short delay, the volume move operation will reattempt cutover entry. The job ID for the volume move job is '1234'.

  • "volume move show" shows a result like the following.


cluster::> volume move show
Vserver   Volume     State    Move Phase            Percent-Complete Time-To-Complete
--------- ---------- -------- --------------------- ---------------- ------------------------
vserver1  vol1       healthy  cutover_soft_deferred 98%              Sat May 23 20:02:53 2020

  • The following error message is seen in the result of "volume move show -details".


Detailed Status: Waiting to Cutover. (Preparing source volume for cutover: Deduplication is not ready for volmove cutover Sent)::Reason: 3.11TB Volume move job monitoring transfer of data.

  • sis log file (SIS-LOG.GZ in ASUP) shows an error like the following.


Sat May 23 22:00:00 CST 2020 [Vserver UUID: 80dfdc3e-d89e-11e7-9c8d-00a098b8d178] /vol/vol1 [sid: 0] Error (A volume move operation is in progress. Use the "volume move show" command to view the status of the move. Retry this command when the move is complete. )

  • After a few minutes, mgwd.log indicates that the "volume move" succeeded.


Sat May 23 22:16:16 CST [node: mgwd: mgmt.vopl.move.done:notice]: The volume move job with ID '1234' on volume 'vol1' on Vserver 'vserver1' to destination aggregate 'aggr1' succeeded.

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