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IC92058: THE PASSWORD FILE TSM.PWD MIGHT GET DELETED, WHEN TWO SESSIONS ARE OPENED AT THE SAME TIME.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • In case two separate sessions are established to the Tivoli
    Storage Manager server at nearly the same time, and the password
    for this client node has expired, both sessions will be forced
    to perform a password change.
    The first session will updates the password and password
    verification.
    Then, when the second session also updates the password, the
    server will return error:
    
    RC6 = DSM_RS_ABORT_BAD_VERIFIER.
    
    When the client gets this RC6, the password file TSM.PWD will be
    deleted when this entry is the only or last entry in the file.
    
    This problem was reported with the Tivoli Storage Manager
    Application Programming Interface (API), when RMAN started two
    sessions via Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases: Data
    Protection for Oracle in order to backup an Oracle instance.
    
    
    Data Protection Versions Affected:
    Tivoli Storage Manager API client at version 5.5. and above
    
    
    Initial Impact:
    Medium
    
    
    Additional Keywords:
    TSM api RMAN TDP
    

Local fix

  • In case it can not be avoided to start two sessions at a time -
    e.g. RMAN is configured to run two or more channels / sessions -
    remove password expiration for the affected node.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: Backup-archive client versions 5.4 to 7.1    *
    *                 running on all supported platforms           *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: See ERROR DESCRIPTION                   *
    *                                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing level when available. This      *
    *                 problem is currently projected to be fixed   *
    *                 in level 6.4.2 and 7.1.1. Note that until the*
    *                 fixing level is available, this is subject   *
    *                 subject to change at the discretion of IBM.  *
    *                                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • The problem has been fixed so that it no longer occurs.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC92058

  • Reported component name

    TSM CLIENT

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMCL

  • Reported release

    62A

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-05-02

  • Closed date

    2013-09-23

  • Last modified date

    2014-05-27

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

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

Modules/Macros

  • DSMC
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TSM CLIENT

  • Fixed component ID

    5698ISMCL

Applicable component levels

  • R64A PSY

       UP

  • R64H PSY

       UP

  • R64L PSY

       UP

  • R64M PSY

       UP

  • R64S PSY

       UP

  • R64W PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 62A

Reference #: IC92058

Modified date: 27 May 2014