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Volume delete failure "The volume has one or more unexpired locked Snapshot copies"

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9.12.1P6
  • SnapMirror
  • Tamperproof or Snapshot locking


  • Deleting an uninitialized SnapMirror volume fails with:
"Failed to delete volume "Dst_Vol" in Vserver "Dst_SVM". The volume has one or more unexpired locked Snapshot copies."
  • There is no Snapshot in the volume, but it has checkpoint from the incomplete initialization
  • Snapshot locking is enabled on the volume

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