4 Replies Latest reply: May 18, 2013 12:43 AM by adaikkap RSS

Creating a new snapmirror relationship through DFM Protection Manager fails :(

marc_ho_ltx Novice
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I've finally run out of ideas of why this isn't working.  Hopefully the Netapp Community can help out


Here is the scenario.  We have Netapps at all our sites and a corresponding Netapp at the same site for backups.  The backups are managed through DFM Protection Manager 4.0.2.  The Ontap release for them all is 7.3.X.  Mostly 7.3.6.  So far I have them all working except for one Netapp cluster, (mifs3 and mifs4).   Mifs0 is the backup netapp for that site.  I create a dataset and it tries to run through the conformance.  Creating the relationship fails.  The error is as follows: 


[replication.dst.err:error]: SnapMirror: destination transfer from mifs4.ltx-credence.com:/vol/userss/- to /vol/mifs4_users_backup/mifs4_users_mifs4_users : cannot connect to source filer.


I've checked and double checked all the settings.


ndmpd is running both filers

snapmirror is licensed

snapmirror.access all


I can create a backup relationship through PM between mifs0 and a different netapp, hifs3 and it works.  If I try another backup Netapp from another site, hifs0, and try to backup mifs4, I get the same error that mifs0 did. 


The strange thing is, I can create a snapmirror relationship between mifs0 and mifs4 through Filerview and it works just fine.  But when I try using PM it fails.


I also tried updating the hostPreferredAddr1 on dfm for mifs4.


Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! 




- Marc

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