IC62978: ARCHIVE LOGS GROW RAPIDLY AND CAN CAUSE THE SERVER TO KEEP CRASHING DUE TO THE DB2 REORG OPERATION RUNNING TOO FREQUENTLY.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Problem Description:
    Currently, the REORG operation runs daily. In some cases the
    operation can heavily write to the logs.  This can cause the
    Tivoli Storage Manager server to frequently crash for two
    reasons:
    1. The archive log volume can fill up the disk which can then
    fill up the active log volume. In this case, the server will not
    be able to start until the procedure in the following technote
    is followed:
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21394424
    
    2. When REORG runs during long transactions on the server, the
    transaction can exceed the NUM_LOG_SPAN value and crash the
    server. This value is the number of logs a single transaction
    can use.
    The db2diag.log (hidden file) will reveal messages about the
    disk being full or num_log_span value was exceeded.
    Tivoli Storage Manager Versions Affected:
    All 6.1 versions
    Initial Impact: Medium
    Additional Keywords:
    reorg archive logs crash frequently zz61
    

Local fix

  • The temporary fix would be to disable reorg until a fix is
    available. Edit the dsmserv.opt file to add the following option
    and restart the TSM server.
    ALLOWREORGTABLE NO
    Refer to the DB2 manual on more information about the REORG
    operation.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: All Tivoli Storage Manager server users.     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: See error description.                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing level when available. This      *
    *                 problem is currently projected to be fixed   *
    *                 in levels 6.1.2.1 and 6.1.3. Note that       *
    *                 this is subject to change at the             *
    *                 discretion of IBM.                           *
    ****************************************************************
    *
    

Problem conclusion

  • This problem was fixed.
    
    Affected platforms:  AIX, HP-UX, Sun Solaris,
    Linux, and Windows.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC62978

  • Reported component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMSV

  • Reported release

    61W

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2009-09-03

  • Closed date

    2009-09-23

  • Last modified date

    2009-10-02

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Fixed component ID

    5698ISMSV

Applicable component levels

  • R61A PSY

       UP

  • R61H PSY

       UP

  • R61L PSY

       UP

  • R61S PSY

       UP

  • R61W PSY

       UP



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More support for:

Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version:

61W

Reference #:

IC62978

Modified date:

2009-10-02

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