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Ndmpcopy fails with error message Connection setup for transfer failed

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • NDMP


  • Copying volume from one cluster to another cluster using NDMPcopy fails with error message "Ndmpcopy: Connection setup for transfer failed".

Ndmpcopy: Starting copy [ 2 ] ...
Ndmpcopy: 10.0.xx.xx: Notify: Connection established
Ndmpcopy: Notify: Connection established
Ndmpcopy: 10.0.xx.xx: Log: Session identifier: 63930
Ndmpcopy: 10.0.xx.xx: Log: The control connection is established on 10.0.xx.xx which is hosted on port e0M. This is a low bandwidth port and might impact performance.
Ndmpcopy: 10.0.xx.xx: Connect: Authentication successful
Ndmpcopy: Connect: Authentication successful
Ndmpcopy: Log: Session identifier: 62262
Ndmpcopy: Connection setup for transfer failed
Ndmpcopy: Done

  • Ensure the preferred_interface_role option was configured to utilize a LIF role type that can successfully communicate with the secondary storage device's IP address provided by the backup application.
  • Verify on LIFs are up and working on both sites.

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