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S3 Mirror relationship to a local bucket fails if Intercluster LIF is not configured

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • SnapMirror
  • ONTAP S3


  • The S3 SnapMirror overview document states in the S3 SnapMirror requirements that Intercluster LIFs must be configured only for remote ONTAP targets:
Peering (for ONTAP S3 targets)
  • Intercluster LIFs must be configured (for remote ONTAP targets).
  • Source and destination clusters are peered (for remote ONTAP targets).
  • Source and destination storage VMs are peered (for all ONTAP targets).
  • But receiving this error in EMS.log when creating the Mirror replication on a local ONTAP target and having no Intercluster LIFs:
Job "Create an S3 SnapMirror relationship between bucket "svm_s3:Bucket1" and bucket "svm_s3_rep:Bucket1-dest"."[id 1234] (Create an S3 SnapMirror relationship between bucket "svm_s3:Bucket1" and bucket "svm_s3_rep:Bucket1-dest".) completed unsuccessfully: Inter-cluster LIF not configured

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