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Information messages in the SnapMirror status check

The snapmirror status command displays information messages.

The SnapMirror status entries on the source category are as follows:

Source entry Description
system:vol The source system and source volume
system:qtree_path The source system and qtree path
- Either the SnapMirror destination is an imported volume without an entry in the /etc/snapmirror.conf file, or a Data ONTAP upgrade is in progress
system:tape_device The source tape device; transfer from this tape device is still in progress
base snapshot The name of the base Snapshot copy from which a completed transfer was made, if the source is a tape device and there is no entry in the /etc/snapmirror.conf file for the destination
The SnapMirror status entries on the destination category are as follows:
Destination entry Description
system:vol The destination system and volume
system:qtree_path The destination system and qtree path
system:tape_device The destination tape device; transfer to this tape device is in progress
tape_destination Displayed after a transfer to tape is finished. The snapmirror destinations command also displays this information
The SnapMirror status entries on the state category are as follows:
State entry Description
Uninitialized The destination is listed in the /etc/snapmirror.conf file, but the volume or qtree has not been initialized or the destination is being initialized.
Snapmirrored The volume or qtree is in a SnapMirror relationship.
Broken-off The destination was in a SnapMirror relationship, but a snapmirror break command made the volume or qtree writable. This state is reported as long as the base Snapshot copy is still present in the volume. If the Snapshot copy is deleted, the state is listed as “uninitialized” if the destination is in the /etc/snapmirror.conf file or is no longer listed if it is not. A successful snapmirror resync command restores the snapmirrored status.
Quiesced SnapMirror is in a consistent internal state and no SnapMirror activity is occurring. In this state, you can create Snapshot copies knowing that all destinations are consistent. The snapmirror quiesce command brings the destination into this state. The snapmirror resume command restarts all SnapMirror activities.
Unknown The destination volume or the volume that contains the destination qtree is in an unknown state. It might be offline or restricted.
Source When the snapmirror status command is run on the source system and the destination is on another system, the state of the destination is unknown, so the source status is reported.
The SnapMirror status entries on the lag category are as follows:
Lag entry Description
hh:mm:ss Indicates the difference between the current time and the timestamp of the Snapshot copy last successfully transferred to the destination.
- The destination is not initialized.
The SnapMirror status entries on the status category are as follows:
Status entry Description
Idle No data is being transferred.
Idle with restart checkpoint (n XB done) No data is being transferred. The last transfer attempt was aborted, but the transfer saved a restart checkpoint and thus can be restarted at the next attempt. Transfer sizes are reported in the following units:
  • KB up to 10,240 KB
  • MB up to 10,240 MB
  • GB up to 10,240 GB
  • TB
Transferring Transfer has been initiated but has not yet started, or is just finishing.
Transferring (nXB done) Data transfer is in progress. Transfer sizes are reported in the following units:
  • KB up to 10,240 KB
  • MB up to 10,240 MB
  • GB up to 10,240 GB
  • TB
Pending The destination was not updated because of a transfer failure; the transfer will be retried automatically.
Pending with restart checkpoint (nXB done) The destination was not updated because of a transfer failure. The transfer will be retried automatically from the restart checkpoint. Transfer sizes are reported in the following units:
  • KB up to 10,240 KB
  • MB up to 10,240 MB
  • GB up to 10,240 GB
  • TB
Aborting A transfer is being aborted and cleaned up.
Quiescing The specified volume or qtree is waiting for all existing transfers to complete. The destination is being brought into a stable state.
Resyncing The specified volume or qtree is being matched with data in the common Snapshot copy.
Waiting SnapMirror is waiting for a new tape to be put in the tape device.
Additional SnapMirror status entries are as follows:
Additional -l option entries Description
Progress Displays the amount of data (in KB) transferred by the current transfer. Displays the restart check point if the status is Idle or Pending.
Mirror Timestamp The timestamp of the last Snapshot copy successfully transferred from the source to the destination.
Note: A resynchronization might change the base Snapshot copy to a Snapshot copy with an older timestamp.
Base Snapshot copy The name of the base Snapshot copy for the destination.

For volumes in a SnapMirror relationship, this field is the same on the source side and the destination side. For qtrees in a SnapMirror relationship, the destination side lists the name of the exported Snapshot copy for that qtree on the destination.

Note: A resynchronization might change the name of the base Snapshot copy.
Current Transfer Type Indicates the kind of transfer now in progress: scheduled, retry, resync, update, initialize, store, or retrieve. This field applies only to the destination side.
Current Transfer Error Displays an error message if the latest transfer attempt failed.
Contents Indicates whether the contents of the destination volume or qtree in the active file system are up-to-date replicas or in transition. The field applies only to the destination side.
  • Under SnapMirror volume replication, the contents are always a replica.
  • Under SnapMirror qtree replication, the contents are usually a replica, but sometimes are transitioning.
Last Transfer Type Indicates the kind of transfer previously performed: scheduled, retry, resync, update, initialize, store, or retrieve. This field applies only to the destination side.
Last Transfer Size Displays the amount of data (in KB) transferred in the last successful transfer.
Last Transfer Duration Displays the elapsed time for the last successful transfer to complete. If the transfer failed and restarted, this includes time waiting to restart the transfer. If a transfer aborted and was retried from the beginning, it includes only the time required for the final successful attempt.
Last Transfer From This field applies only to the destination side and shows the name of the source system and volume or qtree. This field is useful if you have changed the source in the /etc/snapmirror.conf file but the data is actually from the old source.