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Snapshot operation not allowed due to clones backed by snapshots

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 8.3 and higher
  • File based snap restore
  • Snapshot based NetApp software (Snap Creator, SnapManagers, SnapCenter)


A manual or scheduled Snapshot operation is failing with the following error:

1/5/2019 09:05:00 Cluster1-01 ERROR wafl.snap.create.skip.reason: vol01 <UUID>: Skipping creation of hourly.<time> Snapshot copy (Snapshot operation not allowed due to clones backed by snapshots. Try again after sometime.).


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