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The snapmirror status is pending after deleting the old non-base snapshots

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Applies to

  • Data ONTAP 8 7-Mode 
  • Data ONTAP 7 and earlier 
  • SnapMirror


  • The snapmirror status is pending after deleting the old non-base snapshots on the destination:

Destination*> snapmirror status -l

Snapmirror is on.

Source:                 source_mirror:vol001

Destination:            destination:vol001

Status:                 Pending

Progress:               -

State:                  Snapmirrored

Lag:                    19:49:19

  • The snapshot can not be deleted on the destination by the snapmirror update:

Fri May  8 18:05:05 CST [Destination:snapmirror.dst.snapDelErr:error]: Snapshot nightly.0 in destination volume vol001 is in use, cannot delete. 

Fri May  8 18:05:05 CST [Destination:replication.dst.err:error]: SnapMirror: destination transfer from source_mirror:vol001  to destination:vol001 : replication transfer failed to complete. 

  • Use the snap list to show the cannot delete snapshot status of the destination volume that is acs (Application Consistent Snapshot) status.


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