Synchronous mirroring – secondary volume conflict

Both volumes in the mirror relationship are currently in the secondary role. This problem occurs when the primary volume in the mirrored pair is demoted to the secondary role while there is a connection problem between the local and remote storage arrays.

Important: The steps of this recovery guru must be performed on the storage array containing the volume you want to be the primary volume in the mirrored pair.

Recovery Steps

  1. Is the mirrored pair status shown in the Details area unsynchronized?

    • If yes, go to step 2.

    • If no, go to step 4.

  2. Remove the mirror relationship from the mirrored pair shown in the Details area.

    1. Go to Storage > Synchronous Mirroring.

    2. Highlight the mirrored pair shown in the Details area.

    3. Select Remove under Uncommon Tasks.

  3. Re-create the mirrored pair by selecting Mirror Volume, and then go to step 5.

  4. Change the local role of the mirrored pair shown in the Details area.

    1. Go to Storage > Synchronous Mirroring.

    2. Highlight the mirrored pair shown in the Details area.

    3. Select Change Role under More.

  5. Select Recheck to ensure the problem has been resolved.