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Volume Efficiency (deduplication) stuck pending for "auto" efficiency policy

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Volume Efficiency using auto policy
  • Deduplication
  • Automatic Dedup Scheduling (ADS)


From the output of volume efficiency show, most volumes show pending state aside from one or maximum four:

::> vol efficiency show
Vserver    Volume           State     Status      Progress           Policy
---------- ---------------- --------- ----------- ------------------ ----------
node-01    vol0             Enabled   Pending        Pending for 13:32:15  -
node-02    vol0             Enabled   Pending        Pending for 13:33:12  -
cifs       cifs             Disabled  Pending        Pending for 3037:37:32
cifs       cifsvol0         Enabled   Pending        Pending for 13:37:34  -
cifs       encrypt          Enabled   Active         Running for 13:37:34  -
cifs       snap2            Enabled   Pending        Pending for 13:37:34  -
cifs       unix             Enabled   Pending        Pending for 13:37:34  -
lun        effic            Enabled   Pending        Pending for 13:37:34  -
lun        lun              Enabled   Pending        Pending for 13:37:33  -
nfs        nfskerb          Enabled   Pending        Pending for 13:37:34  -
nfs        nfsvol0          Enabled   Pending        Pending for 13:37:34  -

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