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Why is the change not immediately reflected on destination volume for SM-S

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • SnapMirror Synchronous (SM-S)


  • It is an expected behavior.
  • This situation occurs as an SM-S destination volume is redirected to the latest exported Snapshot copy, which is updated only once every six hours by default.
  • However, if wish to access the changed data immediately at the destination for test/verification purposes, manually initiate the SnapMirror update.
  • How often an SM-S relationship updates the exported Snapshot copy is controlled by the SnapMirror policy's -common-snapshot-schedule parameter.
  • Modify the -common-snapshotschedule parameter to a minimum of 30 minutes and a maximum of 24 hours.
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