Failure creating a SnapMirror relationship and initializing consistency group



Creation of SnapMirror relationship and consistency group initialization fails.


If you are using ONTAP 9.8 or 9.9. ensure that the configuration has no more than 5 consistency groups. Beginning with ONTAP 9.10.1, the limit is 20. See Additional restrictions and limitations.


If the consistency group is stuck initializing, check the status of your consistency group initializations with the ONTAP REST API, System Manager or the command sn show -expand.


If consistency groups fail to initialize, remove the SM-BC relationship, delete the consistency group, then recreate the relationship and initialize it. This workflow differs depending on the version of ONTAP you are using.

If you are using ONTAP 9.8-9.9

If you are using ONTAP 9.10.1

  1. Under Protection > Relationships, find the SM-BC relationship on the consistency group. Select three stacked vertical dots icon, then Delete to remove the SM-BC relationship.

  2. Delete the consistency group

  3. Configure the consistency group