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unable to connect to source filer

I am trying to setup a snapmiror between 2 volumes, but keep getting unable to connect to the source filer whn initializing.

any idea?

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Command line or GUI?

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gui. also i have an old snapmirror relationship on the source filer and i cannot delete it

Re: unable to connect to source filer

check the (source) filer logs.

have you entered the filer's name in the snapmirror permissions?

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regarding the old snapmirror relationship, you can locate the snapmirror snapshots and delete them manually. Allow for a minute to show up with 'snapmirror status'.

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Can you ping the IP address of the source filer ok? If you have other snapmirrors running from this same filer, then its not an issue with networking or routing. snapmirror.conf configured wrong perhaps.? Check the entry

What errors messages are out putted to the syslog/console when the intialization fails? look in the /etc/messages file.

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Agreed... Check the snapmirror logs and see if there's anything in there and check that the systems are permitted to talk to each other.  You say you have an old/existing SnapMirror relationship - was it between these two systems or different ones?  I'd also be curious about the network configuration in the environment (ie, any firewalls between the two systems)..

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where ae the snapmirror logs? the old relationship is between the same systems but the volumes have been destroyed. Thee is no firewall between the 2 networks and both filers are pingable from each other

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do a telnet to destination: telnet <destination> <port number>

  • TCP 10566 (Source System binds on this port)
  • TCP 10569 (Source system listens on this port)
  • TCP 10565 (If using multipath, this is what the destination System listens on)
  • TCP 10565, 10567, 10568 (Destination System listens on these ports)

traceroute to the destination from source and vice-versa

can you please sent the command you are using to create the relationship and initiate.

thank you,
AKG

Re: unable to connect to source filer

yes all ports are listenig on source and dest.

i use oncommand gui for snapmiror.