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IC98068: "ANS0216E THE DATABLK BUFFERLEN VALUE IS ZERO." ON RESTORE VM

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The error "ANS0216E The dataBlk bufferLen value is zero." might
    be seen on a RESTORE VM when the testflag VMRESTORE_INCVMDKSIZE
    introduced with APAR IC84544 is used to restore incremental
    forever backups and the VMDK size of the VM guest has a problem
    as described in VMware Knowledge Base article 2031758
    (http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2031758)
    
    Tivoli Storage Manager Versions Affected: Tivoli Storage Manager
    clients 6.4.1.0 and later on Windows and Linux
    
    Initial Impact: High
    Additional Keywords: TSM zz64 mbralign netapp restore VM IC92703
    IC84544
    
    | MDVPARTL 6.4.1.0 5698ISMCL |
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: Backup-archive client versions 6.4.1 and 7.1 *
    *                 running on all Microsoft Windows and Linux   *
    *                 platforms.                                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: See ERROR DESCRIPTION                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing level when available. This      *
    *                 problem is currently projected to be fixed   *
    *                 in levels 6.4.2 and 7.1.1. Note that until   *
    *                 the fixing levels are available, this        *
    *                 information is 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

    IC98068

  • Reported component name

    TSM FOR VE DP V

  • Reported component ID

    5725TVEVM

  • Reported release

    64W

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-12-03

  • Closed date

    2013-12-20

  • Last modified date

    2013-12-20

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

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

Modules/Macros

  • DSMAGENT
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TSM CLIENT

  • Fixed component ID

    5698ISMCL

Applicable component levels

  • R64L PSY

       UP

  • R64W PSY

       UP

  • R71L PSY

       UP

  • R71W PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 64W

Reference #: IC98068

Modified date: 20 December 2013