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Why does a volume show a protected check and an "Unprotected" status on ONTAP System Manager?

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ONTAP System Manager (OSM)


The behavior is expected as The SNAPMIRROR (Local or Remote)" status is for volume-level Snapmirror relationships and not SVM-DR relationships.


This is a source volume in a SnapMirror relationship. Both Snapshot Copies and Snapirror are checked:

ONTAP System Manager

In Protection - Overview, hover the cursor on the Snapmirror (Local or Remote) summary to display a brief report of replicated volumes. 

ONTAP System Manager

In this scenario, volumes are not protected by their own volume-level SnapMirror relationships but they are protected as part of an SVM-DR relationship. As a result, OSM displays "Unprotected" when the volume details are expanded.

ONTAP System Manager

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