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Netapp ONTAP deswizzle drizzle dizzee rascal singing snapmirror

We noticed some performance issues on one of our Netapp Filers and during my investigation I noticed a few things that happen under the covers and I wanted to share them with you.

Netapp SnapMirror is an asynchronous method of mirroring files from one location to another. At my company we use it to replicate property images from one datacentre to another. I've always wondered what happens to the replica as SnapMirror is a block copy though obviously the destination may be different therefore it needs to do something 'smart' to correct the differences between the two filers.

The 'smart'ness is what is causing performance problems - so lets go through them.

Here is some of the output of a 'statit' on the SnapMirror replica. The filer is idle - its not doing any traffic and its not snapmirroring.

nas02*> statit -e

Hostname: nas02 ID: xxxx Memory: 16376 MB
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