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NDMP backup randomly fails due to volume cannot be accessed

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Applies to

  • Data ONTAP 7-Mode
  • NDMP backup


  • NDMP Backup on the SnapMirror destination volume randomly fails with the errors below:

2022-11-28 21:02:39 avndmp Error <41872>: [snapup-/vol/vol_dr] Volume: /vol/vol_dr is offline and cannot be accessed.
2022-11-28 21:02:39 avndmp Error <9607>: [snapup-/vol/vol_dr] Nothing to backup. Target list is empty. 

  • ndmpd.log shows the volume is in a frozen state.

Mon Nov 28 2022 21:00:14 +09:00 [kern_ndmpd:info:9460] [60802]  DEBUG:      path(/vol/vol_dr) state(frozen) total inodes(0) used inodes(0) total bytes(0) used bytes(0)
Mon Nov 28 2022 21:00:14 +09:00 [kern_ndmpd:info:9460] [60802]  DEBUG:      fs_info[48] fs_type='WAFL' fs_logical='/vol/vol_dr' fs_physical=''
Mon Nov 28 2022 21:00:14 +09:00 [kern_ndmpd:info:9460] [60802]  DEBUG:      fs_info[48] total_size=0 (0x0) used_size=0 (0x0) avail_size=0 (0x0) total_inodes=0 (0x0) used_inodes=0 (0x0) fs_status='frozen'

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