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Failed to delete SnapMirror snapshot - Resolution Guide

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • SnapMirror
  • Snapshot delete


This KB article outlines the common causes for the snapshot delete command to fail

  1. Review the error after running snapshot delete and select the solution that matches
    • Snapshot copy is currently used as a reference Snapshot copy by one or more SnapMirror relationships
    • Snapshot is in use
    • Snapshot copy has not expired or is locked
    • Cannot delete a Snapshot copy in use by a clone volume

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