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How to reinitialize an existing SnapMirror relationship

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9 
  • SnapMirror


  • This article describes SnapMirror error while attempting a snapmirror resync or snapmirror initialize to a non empty data-protection volume.

Example: unrecoverable error that requires SnapMirror to be reinitialized:
cluster2::> snapmirror resync -source-path svm1:vol1 -destination-path svm2:vol2

Error: command failed: No common Snapshot copy found between svm1:vol1 and svm2:vol2.

cluster2::> snapmirror initialize -destination-path svm2:vol2

cluster2::> snapmirror show svm2:vol2

                            Source Path: svm1:vol1
                       Destination Path: svm2:vol2
                                Healthy: false
                       Unhealthy Reason: Transfer failed.
                     Last Transfer Type: initialize
                    Last Transfer Error: Destination volume "svm2:vol2" must be an empty                                             data-protection volume.

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