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Failed to start conversion on volume due to encryption in progress error

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9.13.1P7
  • Onboard Key Management (OKM)
  • NetApp Volume Encryption (NVE)


  • When encrypting a volume, the following error is displayed:
Failed to start conversion on volume "volume1" in Vserver "svm-02". Reason: Encryption conversion operation is already in progress on volume "volume1".
  • Upon checking the conversion table, an error is displayed:
::*> volume encryption conversion show
Vserver    Volume       Start Time            Status
---------- ------------ --------------------- -----------------------
                        2/29/2024 16:20:59    Paused on error.
                                              Reason: The volume
                                              location database
                                              (VLDB) is inconsistent
                                              with WAFL information.
                                              Contact technical
                                              support for assistance.
  • VLDB and WAFL are observed to be consistent

::> set d -c off; rows 0; debug vreport show; set admin

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