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SnapMirror update fails with error "must be a data-protection volume"

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • SnapMirror


When issuing a snapmirror update command an error is generated

Fri Jan 30 xx:xx:xx EDT 2023 ManualUpdate[Jan 30 19:25:50]:xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx action=End source=vs0:v2_src destination=vs1:v2_dst status=Failure message=Destination vs1:v2_dst must be a data-protection volume.

Note: is reported as an EMS event update from source volume 'vs0:v2_src' to destination volume 'vs1:v2_dst' failed with error 'Destination vs1:v2_dst must be a data-protection volume.'. Relationship UUID 'xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx'.


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