Fixes are available
Closed as program error.
The following error was observed running dbback or dbrestore on Linux. A similar error may occur on any non-windows platform running TDS versions 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52. # ./idsdbback -I idsinst1 -k /tvo/backup GLPWRP123I The program '/opt/ibm/ldap/V6.2/sbin/32/dbback' is used with the following arguments '-I idsinst1 -k /tvo/backup'. sh: -c: line 0: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `'' sh: -c: line 1: syntax error: unexpected end of file You have chosen to perform the following actions: ... A trace of the error shows in part: <timestamp> isProcessStarted: will run command='ps -p 9380| grep ' dbback'. sh: -c: line 0: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `'' sh: -c: line 1: syntax error: unexpected end of file <timestamp> Error - isProcessStarted: stat(/tmp/ids_tmp_17127 -1208105280_check_dbback_9380,0xbfe6a0b0) - errno=2
The only effect the error has on the operation of dbback or dbrestore is that it will fail to detect if another instance of dbback is already running. Unless you're in an environment where multiple administrators are all trying to back up or restore the same TDS instance at the same time, this can safely be ignored.
APAR IO15530 in TDS 184.108.40.206 modified the command used to check if a process is running. The changes exposed an unrelated defect in a string library. The defect effects the formatting of strings to a maximum length when the string is less than that maximum. An audit of the code confirmed that (a) this is the only place this defect is exposed, and (b) "dbback" is the only process name < 8 characters which is checked in this way. The defect in the string library has been fixed.
This problem was introduced by APAR IO15530 which is contained in the following maintenance packages: | MDVREGR 220.127.116.11-ISS-ITDS-IF0025 | | MDVREGR 18.104.22.168-ISS-ITDS-FP0024 | | MDVREGR 22.214.171.124-ISS-ITDS-IF0024 | | MDVREGR 126.96.36.199-ISS-ITDS-IF0023 | | MDVREGR 188.8.131.52-ISS-ITDS-IF0022 | The fix for this APAR will be contained in the following maintenance packages: | interim fix | 184.108.40.206-ISS-ITDS-IF0026 |
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IBM TIV DIR SER
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