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SnapMirror error "Failed to start transfer for Snapshot copy "SNAPSHOT _NAME"

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Applies to

  • SnapMirror
  • ONTAP 9
  • Cloud Volumes ONTAP (CVO)


The SnapMirror scheduled update fails with the error: However, the subsequent retries goes through successfully. Please note that the default retry count is 8."Last Transfer Error: Failed to start transfer for Snapshot copy "Snapshot_name". (Failed to start transfer. (Replication operation request failed from Cluster Id:XYZ-1234, Node Id: XYZ-4321 to Cluster Id:ABC-1234, Node Id: ABC-4321 due to a network error (CSM: An operation did not complete within the specified timeout window.)))"

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