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Flexgroup constituent move stuck in cutover phase

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9.9.1+
  • S3 buckets created in Data ONTAP 9.8


  • When trying to move a flexgroup constituent to a different aggrate, it gets stuck in cutover phase
  • Volume move operation may repeatedly fail with the  same error :

::*> vol move show -vserver svm1 -volume fg_oss_123456789__0017 

                          Vserver Name: svm1
                             Volume Name: fg_oss_123456789__0017
                    Volume Instance UUID: 71f38409-0548-11ee-8f31-d039eaa53be6
                  Actual Completion Time: -
                         Bytes Remaining: 3.59GB
                              Bytes Sent: 13.85TB
                         Detailed Status: Volume move job locking down volumes for final transfer
            Estimated Time of Completion: Tue Sep 19 15:35:57 2023
               Internal Progress of Move: Volume move job locking down volumes for final transfer
                     Actual State of Job: LockdownState
                                  Job ID: 38342
                                Job UUID: 0e309d8f-5318-11ee-bc4f-d039eaa53be6
                           Managing Node: FRCLPRNAS43
                     Percentage Complete: 98%
                              Move Phase: replicating
                Prior Issues Encountered: 9/19/2023 15:32:31 : Preparing source volume for cutover:
Volume quiesce operation exceeded allotted time when attempting to drain flexgroup remote references. (Volume can't be quiesced as the remote inodes did not drain in time.)


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