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Unable to delete busy snapshot from Veeam Backup: Snapshot copy has not expired or is locked

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Snapshot copy
  • Volume Clone
  • Veeam Backup 


  • Cannot delete snapshots
    Error: Command failed: Snapshot copy "snapshot_name" of volume "vol_name" on Vserver "SVM_name" has not expired or is locked. Use the "snapshot show -fields owners, expiry-time" command to view the expiry and lock status of the Snapshot copy.
  • Snap list shows snapshots are busy (busy,vclone)
    ::> snap list -vserver svm_name -volume vol_name
    ::> snap list -vserver svm_name -volume vol_name -busy true


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