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How to trigger SnapMirror updates between vFilers

Hi

I set up a SnapMirror relation between volumes assigned to vFilers. The vFilers can communicate by distinct networks assigned to the vFilers (separate VLANs for the vFilers, so data is not flowing through the vFiler0 IP space).

So far everything is working, but how can I trigger now the update of the mirror?

10.172.X.YY:dxb_001_cluster1_sql_quorum  vfiler-dest:dxb_001_cluster1_sql_quorum  Snapmirrored   00:01:05   Idle

I mean, on the pFiler I have the /etc/snapmirror.conf - but there is no FilerView to the vFiler, and there is no rdfile in the vFiler context, hence no way to create a snapmirror.conf in the /etc/ of vFiler-root....so how is it done?

THX

Mark

Re: How to trigger SnapMirror updates between vFilers

Hi Mark,

the following article shows a way to access the snapmirrorlog in the vFiler's /etc/log

https://now.netapp.com/Knowledgebase/solutionarea.asp?id=kb51624

on the same way you can ac cess the vFiler´s snapmirror.conf.

or try: "pfiler> rdfile /vol/<VFILER_ROOT>/etc/snapmirror.conf"

greetings,

Rob

Re: How to trigger SnapMirror updates between vFilers

Thanks a lot Rob, rdfile / wrfile works perfectly.

I didn't realize that I have still access to all the volumes through the vFiler0.

best regards

Mark

Re: How to trigger SnapMirror updates between vFilers

If you run

vfiler status -r

You ll get the patht to ETC for the vfiler, it makes everything a whole lot easier.

Eric