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IV68887: LSMKSYSB FAILS ON SOME TAPE DRIVES WITH BLOCK_SIZE=0 APPLIES TO AIX 7100-03

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • lsmksysb fails on some tape drives when block_size=0:
    0512-060 lsmksysb: The backup rmt0 is not a volume group
    backup. Preview of Volume Group attributes canceled.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:
    * Systems running the 7100-03 Technology Level with
    * bos.sysmgt.sysbr at 7.1.3.15 or 7.1.3.30
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    * lsmksysb fails on some tape drives when block_size=0:
    * 0512-060 lsmksysb: The backup rmt0 is not a volume group
    * backup. Preview of Volume Group attributes canceled.
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:
    * Install APAR IV68887.
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • Changed default block size to 512 and count to 4.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV68887

  • Reported component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Reported component ID

    5765H4000

  • Reported release

    710

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    YesPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2015-01-22

  • Closed date

    2015-02-12

  • Last modified date

    2015-09-30

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Fixed component ID

    5765H4000

Applicable component levels

  • R710 PSY U865688

       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 #: IV68887

Modified date: 30 September 2015