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Expected Behaviour:

RPi 3B+ with Buster.
Followed all steps as per setup and pi hole ino DHCP server but still no blocking

Actual Behaviour:

Pi Hole should blocking

Debug Token:

Your debug log shows your Pi-hole as operational with full IPv4 connectivity, receiving, processing and blocking DNS queries in your network:

 Imported 596954 queries from the long-term database
  -> Total DNS queries: 596954
  -> Cached DNS queries: 6001
  -> Forwarded DNS queries: 573711
  -> Blocked DNS queries: 8848
  -> Unknown DNS queries: 8394
  -> Unique domains: 1361
  -> Unique clients: 7
  -> Known forward destinations: 4

Depending on your previous DHCP server's lease time, it may take a while for all your clients to pick up a new IP address from Pi-hole's DHCP server upon lease renewal.
You can enforce lease renewal for a client device by disconnecting and reconnecting it to your network, or by restarting or powercycling it.

One thing to note:
You are using your Pi-hole as upstream DNS server for Pi-hole:

*** [ DIAGNOSING ]: Setup variables

When Pi-hole actually uses this entry as a forward destination, this will close a DNS loop, where queries circulate endlessly until the client times out.

You should remove that entry via Pi-hole's UI at Settings | DNS.

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