Destroying a ZFS Dataset or Snapshot May Fail with "dataset is busy" Due to Existing Holds (Doc ID 1644604.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 1/13 U11 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Using 'zfs destroy' to destroy a ZFS dataset or snapshot May Fail with "dataset is busy" due to existing holds. 

 

Cause

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