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Creating a Snapshot copy fails on FlexGroup Volume

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • ONTAP 9.3P6 and Below
  • FlexGroups


  • Creating a Snapshot copy of a FlexGroup on a consistent schedule might fail.
  • EMS may show one of the following messages when this occurs:

wafl.snap.create.skip.reason: volume X skipping creation of daily.Y snapshot copy (snapshot creation could not be initiated within ten seconds).

[node: snapd_cmode: wafl.snap.create.skip.reason:notice]: name_fg__000xxxxxxxx-5cxx-11e6-xxxx-00a098axxxxx: skipping creation of 30min.201x-0x-15_2xxx Snapshot copy (Snapshot creation could not be initiated within ten seconds).

snapd_cmode: wafl_snap_create_skip_reason_1:notice]: params: {'vol': 'xxx_x_xxxxxxx_cifs_n01_fg03__0001', 'reason':
'Snapshot creation could not be initiated within ten seconds'

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