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SVM DR hangs in Transferring state and reports unhealthy with error "Volume busy"

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9.11
  • SnapMirror
  • SVM DR


  • SVM DR shows transferring with no progress and is unhealthy

Cluster::*> snapmirror show                                                                    
Source            Destination   Mirror        Relationship   Total              Last
Path        Type  Path          State         Status         Progress  Healthy  Updated
----------- ----  ------------  -------       -------------- --------- -------  --------
vserver1:   XDP   vserver1-dr:  Snapmirrored  Transferring   264.8MB   false    -
vserver2:   XDP   vserver2-dr:  Snapmirrored  Transferring   2.24GB    false    -

            Even after checking multiple times, Total Progress still shows stuck at the same size (2.24GB). 

  • An error can be seen when expanding the individual transfers using "-expand": 

Cluster::*> snapmirror show -fields last-transfer-error -expand 
source-path destination-path last-transfer-error 
----------- ---------------- ------------------- 
vserver1:    vserver1-dr:         -                              
vserver2:misc vserver2-dr:misc    Failed to set exported Snapshot copy vserverdr.0.5859ee43-29c8-11e7-888f-00a098ae6d32.2023-05-08_170000 on volume vserver2-dr:misc. (Volume busy) 

  • EMS messages are similar to:

[<node_name>: vv_config_worker14: wafl.config.req.error:debug]: Config request 'VV_CONFIG_REQ_SET_INFO' by WAFL for volume <volume_UUID> is not being processed because of the error: '33 - CR_BEING_USED'.

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