14 Replies Latest reply: Jul 10, 2013 10:08 AM by anujt RSS

snapmirror on vsim

anujt
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Am trying to setup and verify snapmirror across 2 vsims, but seeing below issue.

Any help/guidance shall be of great help to identify what am I missing here?

 

 

Issue seen –

Snapmirror is not working across 2 different  vsims

Error says – Snapmirror expects that the destination filer to be same as that of source filer

 

--Error snip—

smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6g*>

smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6g*> snapmirror initialize -S smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6g:vol3 -w smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h:vol3

Illegal destination filer specification: smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h.

Destination filer, if specified, must match the local host: smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6g.

usage:

snapmirror initialize [-k <n>][-s <src_snap>][-c <dst_snap>][-S [<srcfiler>:]<srcpath>][-w] [<dstfiler>:]<dstpath>

in which <srcpath> and <dstpath> are

<volname> or </vol/volname/qtreename>

        - request start of initial transfer

smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6g*>

 

smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6g*> rdfile /etc/snapmirror.allow

  1. 172.31.70.29

smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6g*>

smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6g*> rdfile /etc/snapmirror.conf

smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6g:/vol/vol3 smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h:/vol/vol3 - * * * * *

smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6g*>

 

 

 

Big Thanks!

  • Re: snapmirror on vsim
    ASHWANI8HIGHS
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    Hi Anuj ,

     

    Try to edit the conf file as 

     

    smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6g:vol3 smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h:vol3 - * * * * *

     

    Then run initialize  command

     

    thanks

    Ashwani

  • Re: snapmirror on vsim
    cscott
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    Anuj,

         Did you change the serial number of one of the sims?  The simulators have identical serial numbers and this breaks things like VSM on the sims until you change one of them to have a different serial number.

     

    https://communities.netapp.com/message/6749#6749

     

    - Scott

    • Re: snapmirror on vsim
      anujt
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      Hi Scott,

       

      Thanks for your inputs.

      But I have not changed serial nos on the devices.

      I verified that both the devices have different serial nos.

       

      ---

      smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h*> sysconfig -v

              NetApp Release R8.2xN_130326_2055 7-Mode: Tue Mar 26 21:10:43 PDT 2013

              System ID: 4061576413 (smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h)

              System Serial Number: 4061576-41-3 (smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h)

              System Storage Configuration: Single Path

      <truncate>

      ---

      smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6g*> sysconfig -v

              NetApp Release R8.2xN_130326_2055 7-Mode: Tue Mar 26 21:10:43 PDT 2013

              System ID: 4061576412 (smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6g)

              System Serial Number: 4061576-41-2 (smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6g)

              System Storage Configuration: Single Path

      <truncate>

      ---

       

       

      Regards,

      Anuj

      • Re: snapmirror on vsim
        ASHWANI8HIGHS
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        Hi Anuj ,

         

        Check last two things  1)  if snapmirror is licensed on destination . 2) if you are able to ping destination filer ip from the source .

        • Re: snapmirror on vsim
          anujt
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          Hello Ashwani,

           

          Yes I verified that snapmirror is licensed on both source and destination.

          And I am able to ping the destination filer from the source.

           

          ---- snip from destination filer---

          smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h*> ifconfig -a

          e0a: flags=0xe08866<BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500

                  ether 00:0c:29:0b:7c:45 (auto-1000t-fd-up) flowcontrol full

          e0b: flags=0xe08866<BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500

                  ether 00:0c:29:0b:7c:4f (auto-1000t-fd-up) flowcontrol full

          e0c: flags=0xe08866<BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500

                  ether 00:0c:29:0b:7c:59 (auto-1000t-fd-up) flowcontrol full

          e0d: flags=0xe48867<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500

                  inet 172.31.70.29 netmask 0xffffe000 broadcast 172.31.95.255

                  ether 00:0c:29:0b:7c:63 (auto-1000t-fd-up) flowcontrol full

          lo: flags=0x1b48049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST,TCPCKSUM> mtu 9188

                  inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000 broadcast 127.0.0.1

          losk: flags=0x40a400c9<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING> mtu 9188

                  inet 127.0.20.1 netmask 0xff000000 broadcast 127.0.20.1

          smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h*>

          smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h*>

          smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h*> license

          Serial Number: 4061576-41-3

          Owner: smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h

          Package           Type    Description           Expiration

          ----------------- ------- --------------------- --------------------

          NFS               license NFS License           -

          CIFS              license CIFS License          -

          iSCSI             site    iSCSI License         -

          FCP               site    FCP License           -

          CDMI              site    CDMI License          -

          SnapRestore       site    SnapRestore License   -

          SnapMirror        site    SnapMirror License    -

          FlexClone         site    FlexClone License     -

          SnapVault         site    SnapVault License     -

          SnapLock          site    SnapLock Compliance License -

          SnapManagerSuite  site    SnapManagerSuite License -

          SnapProtectApps   site    SnapProtectApp License -

          V_StorageAttach   site    Virtual Attached Storage License -

          SnapLock_Enterprise site    SnapLock Enterprise License -

          Insight_Balance   site    OnCommand Balance     -

          smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h*>

           

          ---- snip from source filer---

          smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6g*> ping 172.31.70.29

          172.31.70.29 is alive

          smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6g*>

          • Re: snapmirror on vsim
            ASHWANI8HIGHS
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            Hi Anuj  ,

             

            Can you please share vol status and vol option for the destination volume .

            • Re: snapmirror on vsim
              anujt
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              Below are the details from destination:

               

              ----

              smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h*>

              smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h*> vol status vol3

                       Volume State           Status                Options

                         vol3 online          raid_dp, flex

                                              parity uninit'd!

                                              64-bit

                                       Volume UUID: bb12e39d-a5e4-4885-b823-f4eb79d8b866

                              Containing aggregate: 'aggr3'

              smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h*>

              smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h*>

              smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h*> vol restrict vol3

              Volume 'vol3' is now restricted.

              smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h*>

              smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h*> vol status vol3

                       Volume State           Status                Options

                         vol3 restricted      raid_dp, flex

                                              parity uninit'd!

                                              64-bit

                                       Volume UUID: bb12e39d-a5e4-4885-b823-f4eb79d8b866

                              Containing aggregate: 'aggr3'

              smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h*>

              smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h*> vol options vol3

              Volume vol3 is restricted or offline; options are unknown

              smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h*>

              smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h*> vol online vol3

              Volume 'vol3' is now online.

              smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h*>

              smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h*> vol options vol3

              nosnap=off, nosnapdir=off, minra=off, no_atime_update=off, nvfail=off,

              ignore_inconsistent=off, snapmirrored=off, create_ucode=off,

              convert_ucode=off, maxdirsize=41861, schedsnapname=ordinal,

              fs_size_fixed=off, guarantee=volume, svo_enable=off, svo_checksum=off,

              svo_allow_rman=off, svo_reject_errors=off, no_i2p=off,

              fractional_reserve=100, extent=off, try_first=volume_grow,

              read_realloc=off, snapshot_clone_dependency=off, dlog_hole_reserve=off,

              nbu_archival_snap=off

              smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h*>

              smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h*> vol restrict vol3

              Volume 'vol3' is now restricted.

              smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h*>

              ----

              • Re: snapmirror on vsim
                ASHWANI8HIGHS
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                Hi Anuj ,

                 

                The fractional reserve is 100 ?     please remove this .  Restrict the volume once again  .Ensure the size of destination volume is => source volume  .Run the   > snapmirror initialize  -S   srcvolume destinationfiler:destinationvolume

                • Re: snapmirror on vsim
                  anujt
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                  Hi Ashwani,

                   

                  Is fractional reserve the same as snap reserve?

                  If not - please guide how to modify it ?

                  -----

                  smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h*> df

                  Filesystem              kbytes       used      avail capacity  Mounted on

                  /vol/vol0/             5998892     422484    5576408       7%  /vol/vol0/

                  /vol/vol0/.snapshot     315728     143808     171920      46%  /vol/vol0/.snapshot

                  /vol/v1/                 48640        128      48512       0%  /vol/v1/

                  /vol/v1/.snapshot         2560        568       1992      22%  /vol/v1/.snapshot

                  /vol/vol3/            17930652        456   17930196       0%  /vol/vol3/

                  /vol/vol3/.snapshot     943716       1552     942164       0%  /vol/vol3/.snapshot

                  smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h*> snap reserve

                  Volume vol0: current snapshot reserve is 5% or 315728 k-bytes.

                  Volume v1: current snapshot reserve is 5% or 2560 k-bytes.

                  Volume vol3: current snapshot reserve is 5% or 943716 k-bytes.

                  smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h*>

                  -----

                   

                  Thanks.

                  • Re: snapmirror on vsim
                    ASHWANI8HIGHS
                    Currently Being Moderated

                    Hi  ,

                     

                    One thing I missed that is your source volume has fractional reserve set to 100 .Please check if that is set to 100 then its fine to have on destination volume . Yes fractional reserve is different then snap reserve . Fractional reserve is used in SAN volumes to ensure space reservation for lun

      • Re: snapmirror on vsim
        cscott
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        Anuj,

             I cannot believe I missed this before:

         

        smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6g*> snapmirror initialize -S smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6g:vol3 -w smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h:vol3

         

        You should be initializing from the destination.

         

        Log into smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h and run snapmirror initialize -S smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6g:vol3 smoke6-vsim-pbc7b6h:vol3

         

        Initialize should be run from the destination filer.

         

        - Scott

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