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Lun goes offline with space-error

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Cloud Volumes ONTAP (CVO)
  • iSCSI
  • Fibre Channel
  • ESXi Host


  • LUN with "state: space error" reported on both CLI and system manager.
  • VMware reports the LUNs in "dead status
  • LUN  goes into a state of space-error and becomes inaccessible.     

cluster1::> lun show -vserver vs1 -path /vol/vol1/lun1 -instance
Space Reservations Honored: false
Space Allocation: disabled
State: space-error

  • Volume hosting the lun is online.

cluster1::*> vol show vol1
Vserver   Volume       Aggregate    State      Type       Size  Available Used%
--------- ------------ ------------ ---------- ---- ---------- ---------- -----
vs1        vol1          agg1       online      RW         16TB 23.91GB    99%

  • Snapshots are present

::> df /vol/vol1
Filesystem              kbytes       used      avail     capacity  Mounted on
/vol/vol1/           4080218932    4055708952   24509980      99%   /vol/vol1/
/vol/vol1/.snapshot   214748364    2037458340      0        949%   /vol/vol1/.snapshot

::> volume show-space /vol/vol1
Volume : vol1
      Feature                                           Used      Used%
      --------------------------------      ----------------      -----
      User Data                                       2.00TB        49%
      Filesystem Metadata                             1.65GB         0%
      Inodes                                          28.0KB         0%
      Snapshot Spill                                  1.86TB        46%
      Total                                           3.92TB        96%
      Total Physical Used                             3.18TB        78%
      Logical Used                                    3.92TB        96%
      Logical Available                                160GB         4%

  • Snapshots are not automatically deleted volume snapshot autodelete show

Snapshot autodelete settings: state=off

  • Offline and online of the volume or LUN impacted via CLI or via system manager does not help.
  • Verified that there were no active wafl scan running with the "wafl scans status" command.

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