Deleting a volume replication relationship

You can use the snapmirror delete and snapmirror release commands to delete a volume replication relationship. You can then delete unneeded destination volumes manually.

About this task

The snapmirror release command deletes any SnapMirror-created Snapshot copies from the source. You can use the -relationship-info-only option to preserve the Snapshot copies.

Procedure

  1. If you have SnapMirror Synchronous relationships (supported starting with ONTAP 9.5), quiesce the replication relationship: snapmirror quiesce -destination-path SVM:volume|cluster://SVM/volume
    cluster_src::> snapmirror quiesce -destination-path svm_backup:volA_dst
  2. Delete the replication relationship:snapmirror delete -source-path SVM:volume|cluster://SVM/volume, ... -destination-path SVM:volume|cluster://SVM/volume, ...
    For complete command syntax, see the man page.
    Note: You must run this command from the source cluster or source SVM.
    The following example deletes the relationship between the source volume volA on svm1 and the destination volume volA_dst on svm_backup:
    cluster_src::> snapmirror delete -source-path svm1:volA -destination-path svm_backup:volA_dst
  3. Release replication relationship information from the source SVM:snapmirror release -source-path SVM:volume|cluster://SVM/volume, ... -destination-path SVM:volume|cluster://SVM/volume, ...
    For complete command syntax, see the man page.
    Note: You must run this command from the source cluster or source SVM.
    The following example releases information for the specified replication relationship from the source SVM svm1:
    cluster_src::> snapmirror release -source-path svm1:volA -destination-path svm_backup:volA_dst