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IV65534: NIM METHOD M_BACKUP_DB FAILS WITH TAR USAGE APPLIES TO AIX 7100-03

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Performing a nim backup db operation may fail with the
    tar usage message.
    
    tar: /tmp/_nimbak.lst.9568356: Invalid tape length
    Try 'tar --help' or 'tar --usage' for more information.
    
    The problem is caused by nim calling the Linux version of
    tar.
    

Local fix

  • Uninstall the Linux version of tar.
    

Problem summary

  • Performing a nim backup db operation may fail with the
    tar usage message.
    
    tar: /tmp/_nimbak.lst.9568356: Invalid tape length
    Try 'tar --help' or 'tar --usage' for more information.
    
    The problem is caused by nim calling the Linux version of
    tar.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Added the full path of the tar command to the backup
    script.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

  • 6100-08 - use AIX APAR IV70042
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV66426
    7100-02 - use AIX APAR IV70287
    7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV65534
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV65534

  • Reported component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Reported component ID

    5765H4000

  • Reported release

    710

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2014-10-03

  • Closed date

    2014-10-28

  • Last modified date

    2015-09-30

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Fixed component ID

    5765H4000

Applicable component levels

  • R710 PSY U865672

       UP15/05/19 I 1000

PTF to Fileset Mapping



Document information

More support for: AIX Enterprise Edition

Software version: 710

Operating system(s): AIX

Reference #: IV65534

Modified date: 30 September 2015