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Snapshot delete fails "Snapshot copy is currently used as a reference Snapshot copy by one or more SnapMirror relationships"

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • CVO (Cloud Volumes ONTAP)
  • SnapMirror
  • Snapshot


Unable to delete a Snapshot, command fails with the following error:

cluster1::*> snapshot delete -vserver vs1 -volume vol1_src -snapshot daily.2022-05-19_0805

Error: command failed: This Snapshot copy is currently used as a reference Snapshot copy by one or
       more SnapMirror relationships. Deleting the Snapshot copy can cause future SnapMirror
       operations to fail.


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