IC86985: FASTBACK DOES NOT SUPPORT BACKUPS OF VOLUMES THAT ARE ON DISKS 2TB OR GREATER.

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APAR status

  • Closed as documentation error.

Error description

  • The FastBack Client filter driveris at the disk level, and
    cannot ensure that backups of volumes on disks that are larger
    than 2TB are consistent, even if the volumes are under 2TB.
    
    Currently, FastBack restricts the backup of VOLUMES that are 2TB
    or greater. However, FastBack should prevent backups of any
    volume that is on a DISK that is 2TB or greater. The distinction
    being that a DISK that is over 2TB can be partitioned into many
    volumes that are under 2TB.
    
    APAR IC86652 will enforce this limitation in the software.
    
    However, the FastBack Manual currently says that VOLUMES 2TB or
    larger cannot be backed up:
    
    "Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack does not support backing up of
    volumes larger than 2 TB. Ensure to check that the volume you
    are backing up is less than 2 TB."
    
    This needs to be changed as well to reflect the restriction is
    on volumes and disks that are over 2TB.
    
    
    Additional Keywords:
    FastBack; Data Integrity; Backups; Failure;
    
    Versions Affected:
    55W, 61W
    
    Initial Impact:
    High
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: All FastBack 6.1.x users.                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: The Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack     *
    *                      Version 6.1.3 user guide does not       *
    *                      state that volumes can not be backed    *
    *                      up on disks that are 2 TB or greater    *
    *                      in size.                                *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION: The Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack          *
    *                 Version 6.1.7 user guide will state that     *
    *                 volumes can not be backed up on disks that   *
    *                 are 2 TB or greater in size.                 *
    ****************************************************************
    *
    

Problem conclusion

  • Solution/fix is available in the Tivoli Storage Manager
    FastBack Version 6.1.7 user guide and information center.
    This will be available in December 2012.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC86985

  • Reported component name

    TSM FASTBACK

  • Reported component ID

    5724FSBBK

  • Reported release

    61L

  • Status

    CLOSED DOC

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-10-05

  • Closed date

    2012-11-30

  • Last modified date

    2012-11-30

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Publications Referenced
SC23856206        

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More support for:

Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack

Software version:

6.1.1

Reference #:

IC86985

Modified date:

2012-11-30

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