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A Copy session has not been created for the specified device(s)

I am getting below error while terminating a clone

H:\>symclone -sid 65 -f "H:\Useful Docs\Symmetrix\symcli files\Clone pair.txt" terminate

Execute 'Terminate' operation for the 1 specified device(s) in device file 'H:\Useful Docs\Symmetrix\symcli files\Clone pair.txt' (y/) ?y

'Terminate' operation execution is in progress for the device list in device file 'H:\Useful Docs\Symmetrix\symcli files\Clone pair.txt'. Please wait.

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A Copy session has not been created for the specified device(s)

I did a query on the file

H:\>symclone -sid 65 -f "H:\Useful Docs\Symmetrix\symcli files\Clone pair.txt" query

The Source device and the Target device do not form a Copy session

Device file 'H:\Useful Docs\Symmetrix\symcli files\Clone pair.txt' does not have any devices that are Clone source devices

Here is the show dev

BCV Pair Information

    {

    Standard (STD) Device Symmetrix Name   : 01b8

    Standard (STD) Device Serial ID        : Not Visible

    Standard (STD) Device Group Name       : Not/Grouped

    Standard (STD) Composite Group Name    : Not/Grouped

    BCV Device Symmetrix Name              : 0748

    BCV Device Serial ID                   : Not Visible

    BCV Device Associated Group Name       : Not/Associated

    BCV Device Associated CG Name          : Not/Associated

    BCV Device Status                      : Not Ready       (NR)

    State of Pair ( STD ====> BCV )        : Synchronized

    Percent Initiated                      : 100%

    Time of Last BCV Action                : Tue Oct 22 15:47:19 2013

    State of BCV Mirrors                   : Synchronized

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Re: A Copy session has not been created for the specified device(s)

Standard device is a 2-way mir

and BCV device is a raid 5 bcv decvice

Solution Enable on ESX and VM are different.

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Re: A Copy session has not been created for the specified device(s)

Maybe the session is TF/Mirror Emulation (symmir) and not TF/Clone (symclone)?  Issue "symclone list" and "symmir list" and see if either of those show the session.

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Re: A Copy session has not been created for the specified device(s)

You are right. Session is under symmir list.

And when i do symmir -g DG split i am getting below error

The SYMAPI database file is already locked by another process

I checked there is no locks on the devices.

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Re: A Copy session has not been created for the specified device(s)

The devices are not locked. As the error message states, there is a lock on the SYMAPI database.  This is usually a result of a process not exiting cleanly and leaving a semaphore lock on the database.  Run a search on the error message in the knowledgebase and you'll see multiple solutions for working around this or correcting it.

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Re: A Copy session has not been created for the specified device(s)

Knowledgebase ?

And when i run symdiscover on the server its hanging for so much time.

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Re: A Copy session has not been created for the specified device(s)

yes, knowledgebase - it's available at support.emc.com.

the discover is also likely hanging due to the lock on the SYMAPI database file. the discover tries to update the database, but will fail due to another process already having a lock on it.

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Re: A Copy session has not been created for the specified device(s)

I tried using SYMCLI_WAIT_ON_DB=1 its still not working. It's hanging there from long time.

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Re: A Copy session has not been created for the specified device(s)

That would be expected. The SYMCLI_WAIT_ON_DB variable tells the command to keep running, waiting for the other process to release the lock before executing and taking the lock itself.  Given that the process that left the lock on the DB file is probably something that exited abmormally, the lock is not going to get released unless it is done manually.

Take a look at KB article 13263 (support.emc.com/kb/13263). It shows you how you can tell what process is holding the lock/handle on the database file so you can try to see if it's a process that can be terminated.

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Re: A Copy session has not been created for the specified device(s)

I can able to terminate now.

I tried to establish full relationship between std and bcv i got below error (This command was executed on VM)

C:\MAGIC>symmir -sid 75 -f devicefile.txt establish -full

Execute 'Full Establish' operation for the 1 specified device(s)

in device file 'magic.txt' (y/) ? y

'Full Establish' operation execution is in progress for the device list in

device file 'magic.txt'. Please wait...

The feature being requested is not currently licensed

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