Skip to main content
NetApp Knowledge Base

xfer_state files present within WEX prevent volume move

Last Updated:

Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • SnapMirror
  • Volume Move


  • Volume move operation fails with;

The volume is involved in a SnapMirror operation and cannot be moved until the SnapMirror operation is complete. Wait for the SnapMirror operation to finish or abort the SnapMirror operation by issuing a 'snapmirror abort -hard true' command.

  • WEX utility displays xfer_state files

entry <int>: inum <>, generation <>, name "xfer_state"

  • Issuing snapmirror abort -destination-path <> hard -true or snapmirror release -destination-path <> does not allow the xfer_state files to clear

Sign in to view the entire content of this KB article.

New to NetApp?

Learn more about our award-winning Support

NetApp provides no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or reliability or serviceability of any information or recommendations provided in this publication or with respect to any results that may be obtained by the use of the information or observance of any recommendations provided herein. The information in this document is distributed AS IS and the use of this information or the implementation of any recommendations or techniques herein is a customer's responsibility and depends on the customer's ability to evaluate and integrate them into the customer's operational environment. This document and the information contained herein may be used solely in connection with the NetApp products discussed in this document.


  • Was this article helpful?