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Snapmirror update failure with a relationship that no longer exists

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Snapmirror
  • Flexgroups


Snapmirrors with Flexgroup volumes fail with the error of "on the SVMDR sourcecluster has source relationship information for a relationship that no longer exists."
DR1::> snapmirror show -destination-path nv198891007-dr: -instance

                            Source Path: nv198891007:
                       Destination Path: nv198891007-dr:
                      Relationship Type: XDP
                Relationship Group Type: vserver
                    SnapMirror Schedule: sched_30m
                 SnapMirror Policy Type: async-mirror
                      SnapMirror Policy: MirrorAllSnapshots
                            Tries Limit: -
                      Throttle (KB/sec): unlimited
                           Mirror State: Snapmirrored
                    Relationship Status: Idle
                File Restore File Count: -
                 File Restore File List: -
                      Transfer Snapshot: -
                      Snapshot Progress: -
                         Total Progress: -
              Network Compression Ratio: -
                    Snapshot Checkpoint: -
                        Newest Snapshot: vserverdr.0.14bb182e-8769-11ee-adf4-d039eaab4a13.2024-01-17_233100
              Newest Snapshot Timestamp: 01/17 23:31:00
                      Exported Snapshot: vserverdr.0.14bb182e-8769-11ee-adf4-d039eaab4a13.2024-01-17_233100
            Exported Snapshot Timestamp: 01/17 23:31:00
                                Healthy: false
                       Unhealthy Reason: Transfer failed
                Destination Volume Node: -
                        Relationship ID: 232f92e1-8769-11ee-adf4-d039eaab4a13
                   Current Operation ID: -
                          Transfer Type: -
                         Transfer Error: -
                       Current Throttle: -
              Current Transfer Priority: -
                     Last Transfer Type: update
                    Last Transfer Error: Transfer for volume "FG1" failed. Reason: FlexGroup volume "FG1" in Vserver "nv198891007" on the SVMDR source cluster has source relationship information for a relationship that no longer exists. Release the relationship on the source cluster using the "snapmirror release -destination-path nv198891007-dr:f98140 -relationship-info-only true" command, and then try the operation again.
Execute "snapmirror show -destination-vserver nv198891007-dr -fields last-transfer-error,unhealthy-reason -expand" to check if the constituent volumes have encountered errors.
                     Last Transfer Size: 4.23GB
Last Transfer Network Compression Ratio: -
                 Last Transfer Duration: 0:1:21
                     Last Transfer From: nv198891007:
            Last Transfer End Timestamp: 02/18 11:28:22
                  Progress Last Updated: -
                Relationship Capability: -
                               Lag Time: 756:1:41
           Identity Preserve Vserver DR: true
                 Volume MSIDs Preserved: true
                 Is Auto Expand Enabled: -
           Number of Successful Updates: -
               Number of Failed Updates: -
           Number of Successful Resyncs: -
               Number of Failed Resyncs: -
            Number of Successful Breaks: -
                Number of Failed Breaks: -
                   Total Transfer Bytes: -
         Total Transfer Time in Seconds: -

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