We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

We've partnered with Certified Experts, Carl Webster and Richard Faulkner, to bring you two Citrix podcasts. Learn about 2020 trends and get answers to your biggest Citrix questions!Listen Now

x

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

fedsig
fedsig asked
on
Medium Priority
3,663 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
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.

Comment
Watch Question

CERTIFIED EXPERT

Commented:

Check the snapmirror log for more detailed error messages.

Post the log here if you can.

Author

Commented:
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?
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Commented:

They exist on both filers, accessible through filerview (snapmirror section). Both may contain different info.

Not the solution you were looking for? Getting a personalized solution is easy.

Ask the Experts

Author

Commented:
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.
Access more of Experts Exchange with a free account
Thanks for using Experts Exchange.

Create a free account to continue.

Limited access with a free account allows you to:

  • View three pieces of content (articles, solutions, posts, and videos)
  • Ask the experts questions (counted toward content limit)
  • Customize your dashboard and profile

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.