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Unable to delete busy snapshot

Hello all,

 

I have problems removing an old snapshot which shows status "busy". This is a snapshot on a backup machine. The snapmirror relationship and the source volume do not exist anymore. I try to delete the snapshot using privilige mode "diag" and option "-ignore-owners true" but it still comes up with "... 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." This command gives owner "snapmirror" and no expiry-time set. I read somewhere to re-create the snapmirror relationship but as the source volume does not exist anymore that is not possible. Is there a solution to this? Any hints are appreciated.

 

Thanks

Daniel

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Re: Unable to delete busy snapshot

Hi,

 

This KB seems to refer to your issue: https://kb.netapp.com/Advice_and_Troubleshooting/Data_Storage_Software/ONTAP_OS/Unable_to_delete_busy_snapshots_-_Snapshot_copy_has_not_expired_or_is_...

 

Problem is that the resolution on it is "call NetApp".

 

It says it could be because of clones, but I guess this is not your case.

 

Regards,

Pedro

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Pedro Rocha

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Re: Unable to delete busy snapshot

Thanks Pedro. I will check this out.

Re: Unable to delete busy snapshot

Not the answer I like but obviously there is no other way. Thanks.

Re: Unable to delete busy snapshot

Sorry for that, and hope support can help you out.

 

Please post here if you manage to solve it.

 

Regards,

Pedro

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Pedro Rocha
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