IC86143: SERVER REQUIRES 'WRITE' ACCESS PRIVILEGES TO THE VOLUMEHISTORY DIRECTORY

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Due to improvements in the way the VOLUMEHISTORY file is handled
    (IC78481), the Tivoli Storage Manger server now requires WRITE
    access privileges to the volume history directory path in order
    to create a shadow copy (temporary copy) of the existing file.
    
    The following messages may be seen if the Tivoli Storage Manager
    server does not have the required access privileges and can not
    create the volume history shadow copy file.
    
    dsmserv.opt
    
     VOLUMEHISTORY /var/adm/volhist.out
    
    server activity log
    
     ANR4511E Volume history file /var/adm/volhist.20120619111818
              could not be opened.
     ANR4510E Server could not write sequentialvolume history
              information to /var/adm/volhist.out
    
    The section on VOLUMEHISTORY in the Tivoli Storage Manager
    Administrator's Reference needs to be updated to include the
    requirement server needs sufficient access privleges to create a
    volume history shadow copy file in the specified directory path.
    
    Message ANR1511E needs to be improved to document the creation
    of the volume history shadow copy file.
    

Local fix

  • Provide sufficient privileges to enable the creation of the
    shadow copy file.
    

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 level 6.3.4. Note that this is            *
    *                 subject to change at the discretion of IBM.  *
    ****************************************************************
    *
    

Problem conclusion

  • This problem was fixed.
    New server message is created.
    
    ANR4538E ANR4538E  The server could not write sequential
    volume history information
    to the <volume_history_file_name.YYYYMMDDHHMMSS where
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSS is timestamp>  temporary file.
    
    Explanation: The server failed to write to the specified file.
    The volume history file cannot be updated until this temporary
    file can be accessed.
    
    System action: No volume history information was written to
    the temporary file specified.
    
    User response: Examine any error messages that might have been
    displayed prior to this
    message and correct any problems. Ensure that the server has
    permission to write to the specified
    file and that the file system has sufficient space for the
    file.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC86143

  • Reported component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMSV

  • Reported release

    62S

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-08-26

  • Closed date

    2012-11-01

  • Last modified date

    2013-02-05

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Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Fixed component ID

    5698ISMSV

Applicable component levels

  • R63A PSY

       UP

  • R63H PSY

       UP

  • R63L PSY

       UP

  • R63S PSY

       UP

  • R63W PSY

       UP



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More support for:

Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version:

62S

Reference #:

IC86143

Modified date:

2013-02-05

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