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FlexCache volume fails to delete

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • FlexCache


  • Attempts to delete a previously configured FlexCache volume fails:

Cluster_CLI::> vol delete -vserver vserver_1 -volume fc_vol_1

Error: command failed: Volume "fc_vol_1" in Vserver "vserver_1" is an origin of a FlexCache volume. To delete an origin of a FlexCache volume, you must first delete the FlexCache volumes that are in a relationship with the origin. Use the "volume flexcache origin show-caches -origin-vserver vserver_1 -origin-volume fc_vol_1" command to show the FlexCache volumes associated with the origin.

  • Attempts to delete the specified FlexCache relationship with the directed steps fails:

Cluster_CLI::> vol flexcache origin show-caches -origin-vserver vserver_1 -origin-volume fc_vol_1

Origin-Vserver Origin-Volume  Cache-Vserver  Cache-Volume  Cache-Cluster
-------------- -------------- -------------- ------------- --------------
vserver_1      fc_vol_1       vserver_cache  volume_cache  cluster_1

Cluster_CLI::> volume offline -vserver vserver_cache -volume volume_cache
Cluster_CLI::> volume flexcache delete -vserver vserver_cache -volume volume_cache

  • This operation appears to complete, but a retry of the volume delete command as shown results in:

Cluster_CLI::*> volume flexcache delete -volume fc_vol _1 -vserver vserver_1
  Error: There are no entries matching your query.

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