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Conversion process of existing SnapMirror to SnapMirror Business Continuity fails at Resync step

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • SnapMirror Synchronous
  • SnapMirror Business Continuity (SMBC)


Last Transfer Error: Failed to configure source. (Failed due to a release operation run on the source or a precheck failure during a previous resync or initialize operation.)
  • The failed to configure source message could also appear in response to other SnapMirror operations, such as Initialize or Update
  • Examination of snapmirror-audit or snapmirror-error logs show a precheck is failing:

Wed Dec  1 11:54:46 UTC 2021 PullCgSMBCConstituentInfo[Dec  1 11:52:43]:<> Operation-Uuid=<> Group=<CG-Group> Operation-Cookie=0 action=End source=<SVM:VOL> destination=<SVM:VOL> status=Failure message=Prechecks on source volume failed.(Operation failed for volume "<vol_name>". Reason: "SnapMirror Business Continuity (SMBC) relationship cannot be established on volumes mounted for NAS access".(Failed due to a release operation run on the source or a precheck failure during a previous resync or initialize operation.))

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