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Cannot create audit volume. error: Cannot create the volume encryption metafile

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Onboard Key Manager (OKM)


After running security key-manager onboard sync,  NVE volumes can be created, but audit volumes cannot.

::> vserver audit create -destination /volAudit -events file-ops,cifs-logon-logoff -rotate-size 100MB -rotate-limit 0 -vserver svm1
error: Failed to create audit configuration for Vserver "svm1".
Reason: [Job 1266]Job failed: Metadata verification failed. [Job 1266]
Job failed: Failed to create the volume on node "node2" Reason: Internal error: Cannot create the volume encryption metafile.


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