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IC53563: DOCUMENTATION ON DELETE VOLHIST IN CONNECTION WITH DRM NEEDS TO BE UPDATED IN ADMIN REFERENCE FOR LINUX

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APAR status

  • Closed as documentation error.

Error description

  • The description of DELETE VOLHIST command within Linux
    Administrators Reference does not contain an important note
    regarding the use of DELETE VOLHIST in connection with DRM. In
    the Administrators References for all other platforms there is
    the following "Note 5" which is missing in Linux Admin
    Reference:
    .
    5. For users of DRM, the database backup expiration should be
    controlled with the SET DRMDBBACKUPEXPIREDAYS command instead of
    this DELETE VOLHISTORY command. Using the DELETE VOLHISTORY
    command removes Tivoli Storage Manager?s record of the volume.
    This can cause volumes to be lost that were managed by the MOVE
    DRMEDIA command. The recommended way to manage the automatic
    expiration of DRM database backup volumes is by using the SET
    DRMDBBACKUPEXPIREDAYS command.
    
    
    TSM Versions Affected:
    TSM Admin Reference for Linux 5.3 / 5.4
    
    Initial Impact: Low
    
    Additional Keywords:
    DRM, Disaster Recovery Manager, del volhist, command syntax
    

Local fix

  • See Administrators Reference for other platform regarding DELETE
    VOLHIST command
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: TSM adminstrators using the Linux server     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: The description of DELETE VOLHIST       *
    *                      command within the Linux                *
    *                      Administrator's Reference does not      *
    *                      contain an important note regarding     *
    *                      the use of DELETE VOLHIST in            *
    *                      connection with DRM.                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Need to add the note to the Linux Admin Ref, which exists
    in the Administrator's References for all other platforms.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The following note will be added to the DELETE VOLHISTORY
    command in the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Linux
    Administrator's Reference, SC32-0125-01:
    
    DELETE VOLHISTORY
    .
    .
    Note:
    .
    .
    5.       For users of DRM, the database backup expiration
    should be controlled with the SET DRMDBBACKUPEXPIREDAYS
    command instead of this DELETE VOLHISTORY command. Using the
    DELETE VOLHISTORY command removes Tivoli Storage Manager's
    record of the volume. This can cause volumes to be lost that
    were managed by the MOVE DRMEDIA command. The recommended way
    to manage the automatic expiration of DRM database backup
    volumes is by using the SET DRMDBBACKUPEXPIREDAYS command.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC53563

  • Reported component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMSV

  • Reported release

    53L

  • Status

    CLOSED DOC

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2007-08-24

  • Closed date

    2007-10-01

  • Last modified date

    2007-10-01

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Publications Referenced
SC32012501        

Fix information

Applicable component levels



Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 53L

Reference #: IC53563

Modified date: 01 October 2007