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lun.offline warning

Hi folks I cam across this Friday. and noticed the volumes were also renamed with the prefix of "sdw" but today I notice that is no longer the case. (see snip below)

Fri Jan  6 21:06:15 CST [uschisan01: lun.offline:warning]: LUN /vol/USCHIHVC01_VM_C_Drives_1/{34ab14ed-7a90-4a5c-8223-84bfd2159b47}.aux has been taken offline

Fri Jan  6 21:06:15 CST [uschisan01: lun.destroy:info]: LUN /vol/USCHIHVC01_VM_C_Drives_1/{34ab14ed-7a90-4a5c-8223-84bfd2159b47}.aux destroyed

Fri Jan  6 21:06:15 CST [uschisan01: lun.offline:warning]: LUN /vol/USCHIHVC01_VM_Data_Drives_1/{0ec7ecea-5ff1-4a48-8307-6d0253f5bbf4}.aux has been taken offline

Fri Jan  6 21:06:16 CST [uschisan01: lun.destroy:info]: LUN /vol/USCHIHVC01_VM_Data_Drives_1/{0ec7ecea-5ff1-4a48-8307-6d0253f5bbf4}.aux destroyed

Fri Jan  6 21:06:33 CST [uschisan01: wafl.volume.clone.created:info]: Volume clone sdw_cl_USCHIHVC01_VM_C_Drives_1_0 of volume USCHIHVC01_VM_C_Drives_1 was created successfully.

Fri Jan  6 21:06:33 CST [uschisan01: lun.newLocation.offline:warning]: LUN /vol/sdw_cl_USCHIHVC01_VM_C_Drives_1_0/USCHIEMS02_C has been taken offline to prevent map conflicts after a copy or move operation.

Fri Jan  6 21:06:33 CST [uschisan01: lun.newLocation.offline:warning]: LUN /vol/sdw_cl_USCHIHVC01_VM_C_Drives_1_0/USCHIEXM03_C has been taken offline to prevent map conflicts after a copy or move operation.

Fri Jan  6 21:06:33 CST [uschisan01: lun.newLocation.offline:warning]: LUN /vol/sdw_cl_USCHIHVC01_VM_C_Drives_1_0/USCHIEXC01_C has been

I suppose I wam wondering.. :

a)what caused this ? Some backup program that calls vss of sorts? And this is simply the first time i notcied.

b)do i need to be concerned?

c) what can I do to prevent it again (if it needs to be prevented?

Re: lun.offline warning

These are cloned LUNs, probably created/deleted by a SnapManager product during the verification phase of a backup job. You don't need to be concerned and therefore question c can be disregarded

Re: lun.offline warning

Andrc is entirely correct.  These are normal messages that will be seen as part (most commonly) of a SnapManager for Exchange backup, although they can appear for other types of backups as well.  They can be safely ignored. 

Matt Brown

NetApp Escalations Engineer - Exchange/SQL/Snapdrive

Re: lun.offline warning

Hi - the snapmanager products create the LUN's prefixed "sdw" as part of the snapshot process when invoked. By the looks of the messages it looks like snapshots of a LUN containing by VM's C drives, SMVI ?

Martin