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ANR7805E Volume <raw_logical_volume_name> is in use by another server

Technote (troubleshooting)


A Tivoli Storage Manager server instance is modified to run with the instance user ID instead of the root user ID. When the server is started, the ANR7805E error is logged.


The server activity log shows the following messages :

ANR7805E Volume /dev/rlv_tsmvol1 is in use by another server.
ANR1311E Vary-on failed for disk volume /dev/rlv_tsmvol1 - unable to access disk device.


Temporary lock files that are owned by root exist in the /tmp directory.

Diagnosing the problem

To prevent concurrent RAW volume access by more than one server, files are created in the /tmp directory to 'lock' these volumes. The names of these temporary files follow this pattern:

where <volumename> is the name of the RAW volume defined in the /dev directory.
Examine the /tmp files to determine if lock files exist. For example :

# ls -la /tmp/*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root system 16 Jul 17 07:08 /tmp/

Resolving the problem

Use the AIX 'ps -e' command to determine if other dsmserv processes from other server instances are running on the same machine. You can remove the temporary lock files and attempt to re-start the server only if no other dsmserv processes are running.

  1. Stop the Tivoli Storage Manager server instance.
  2. Remove the lock files. For example :
    rm /tmp/
  3. Restart the Tivoli Storage Manager server instance.

Related information

Tivoli Storage Manager V6 server directory permissions

Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: All Supported Versions

Operating system(s): AIX

Reference #: 1644127

Modified date: 08 May 2017

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