2015-10-08 11:24 PM
While doing Backups using SMO and Snapdrive we see now and then the following Warning Message :
[ WARN] SD-10015: Snapdrive command "/usr/sbin/snapdrive snap create -fs /DXXX/u01 -snapname dxxx_smo_h_daily_20151009_053621_1_8a9a9ca5504aabb201504aabb7650001_0 -unrelated" generated warning: 0001-904 Warning: Attempting to take a crash consistent snapshot.
Switching to the best-effort mode
What does this Message mean ? Can it be ignored as long as it is not arising regularly ?
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2015-10-09 12:38 AM
I'm guessing you're using ASM ?
It means SnapDrive had a problem while trying to snapshot multiple LUNs in a consistency group.
See the Snapdrive documentation: Crash-consistent Snapshot copies
SMO is designed to fail 'safe'' - the snapshots are probably all good on these backups, or SMO wouldn't mark them as succesful.
I wouldn't be worried about it, but you may want to do a test clone of the DB from one of the backups with the error message.
I hope this response has been helpful to you.
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