What is the purpose of the Tivoli Storage Manager dsmserv.v6lock file?
The dsmserv.v6lock file is generated in the instance users home directory upon dsmserv invocation. It is deleted when dsmserv is quiesced normally.
The intended purpose of this file is to signify that the IBM Spectrum Protect (Tivoli Storage Manager) server instance is started and provide information about the running process.
bash-3.00$ cat dsmserv.v6lock
dsmserv process ID 14287022 started Wed Mar 6 08:37:25 2013
Per the above example, the dsmserv process was started on "Wed Mar 6 08:37:25 2013" as operating system process number "14287022".
Using the operating system "ps" command, the Tivoli Storage Manager instance can be found:
bash-3.00$ ps -ef | grep 14287022
tsminst1 14287022 1 0 Mar 06 - 19:11 /opt/tivoli/tsm/server/bin/dsmserv
As of this writing, V188.8.131.52+ Tivoli Storage Manager server still uses the "dsmserv.v6lock" file name.
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