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Creating a snapmirror from FilerA to FilerB error 1/3 of the way through.

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I'm new at NetApps (today is my 1st day) and I'm trying to resolve an issue and don't even know where to start looking.  I have FilerA that hosts data and filerB that will host Snapmirrors (for a DR scenario).  When transferring a 1.2TB snap from my 3040 to my 2020, I get the following error (at around 400G)

Snapmirror error: transfer from source not possible; snapmirror may be misconfigured, the source volume may be busy or unavailable

Both filers are on the same LAN, both filers are up.  I imagine I need to check FilerA, but not sure where to go or what to look for.  I hate to sound so vague, but any help would be greatly appreciated.

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by:robocat
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Check the snapmirror log for more detailed error messages.

Post the log here if you can.

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by:fedsig
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sorry - I'm not sure where I should get the logs from?  Do I get them from the source filer, the destination filer, and where do I do that?
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They exist on both filers, accessible through filerview (snapmirror section). Both may contain different info.

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Thanks for the help.  I actually figured it out myself.  Basically, the initial sync is what took so long.  Once the sync was caught up, the error went away by itself.
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