IC83932: WHEN TAPE DRIVES ALTERNATE PATHING IS ENABLED, SETBS IS ENABLE TO CHANGE THE BLOCK SIZE BACK TO 0 AFTER A SYSTEM BACKUP.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • With alternate pathing enabled for a Tape Drive on AIX,
    setbs command is not able to change back the block size to 0.
    During the
    sysback backup sysback will change the block size to 512 to
    write the
    bootimage after that it tried to change it back to 0, command
    returns 0
    
    + setbs -f /dev/rmt9.1 -b 0
    cfgAtape: rmt9 defined as alternate path for device rmt6
    + retcd=0
    
    but the tape is left at block size 512.
    .
    The same command setbs is able to change the block size to 0
    with
    alternate pathing disabled.
    

Local fix

  • after the backup completes, use chdev to change block size
    back to 0:
    
    chdev  -l 'rmt#' -a block_size='0'
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: Users performing a full system backup        *
    *                 to a tape drive which is alternate path      *
    *                 enable.                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: See APAR description                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing level when available.           *
    *                 This problem is currently projected to       *
    *                 be fixed in level 6.1.3.1.                   *
    *                 Note that this is subject to change at       *
    *                 the discretion of IBM.                       *
    ****************************************************************
    *
    

Problem conclusion

  • This problem is fixed.
    Effected platforms AIX
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC83932

  • Reported component name

    TSM SYS BU & RE

  • Reported component ID

    5698SYS00

  • Reported release

    610

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-06-04

  • Closed date

    2012-08-27

  • Last modified date

    2012-08-27

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Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TSM SYS BU & RE

  • Fixed component ID

    5698SYS00

Applicable component levels

  • R610 PSY

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Document information


More support for:

Tivoli Storage Manager for System Backup and Recovery

Software version:

610

Reference #:

IC83932

Modified date:

2012-08-27

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