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Unable to delete snapshot whose expiry time has passed

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Snapshots


The following error is given when trying to manually delete a snapshot that has passed its expiry-time:
cluster1::> volume snapshot delete -vserver svm1 -volume vol1 -snapshot snapshot1

Error: command failed: Snapshot copy "snapshot1" of volume "vol1" in Vserver "svm1" has not expired or is locked. Use the "snapshot show -fields owners, expiry-time" command to view the expiry and lock status of the Snapshot copy.


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