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IC98253: BYTE STATISTICS REPORTED BY GENERATE BACKUPSET ARE TOO SMALL

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The byte statistics reported by the Tivoli Storage manager
    GENERATE BACKUPSET command are incorrect and too small.
    The following example generating a backupset against a device
    class of files is used to illustrate the symptom:
    
    ANR2017I Administrator SERVER_CONSOLE issued command: GENERATE
    BACKUPSET <NODENAME> test_backup_set devc=file desc="test backup
    set"
    ANR0984I Process 2 for GENERATE BACKUPSET started in the
    BACKGROUND at 09:16:07 AM.
    ANR3500I Backup set for node <NODENAME> as TEST_BACKUP_SET.2049
    (data type File) being generated.
    ANR8340I FILE volume <PATH>/86000967.ost mounted.
    ANR0513I Process 2 opened output volume <PATH>/86000967.ost.
    ANR1360I Output volume <PATH>/86000967.ost opened (sequence
    number 1).
    ANR8340I FILE volume <PATH>/00000002.BFS mounted.
    ANR0512I Process 2 opened input volume <PATH>/00000002.BFS.
    ANR3501I Backup set for <NODENAME> as TEST_BACKUP_SET.2049 (data
    type File) completed successfully - processed 424 files.
    ANR1361I Output volume <PATH>/86000967.ost closed.
    ANR0515I Process 2 closed volume <PATH>/86000967.ost.
    ANR0515I Process 2 closed volume <PATH>/00000002.BFS.
    ANR3547I Backup set TEST_BACKUP_SET.2049 used volume
    <PATH>/86000967.ost.
    ANR4502W No files have been defined for automatically storing
    sequential volume history information.
    ANR8340I FILE volume <PATH>/00000002.BFS mounted.
    ANR0513I Process 2 opened output volume <PATH>/00000002.BFS.
    ANR0515I Process 2 closed volume <PATH>/00000002.BFS.
    ANR1779I GENERATE BACKUPSET process completed: 1 backupset(s)
    were generated ordefined out of 1 backupset(s) requested by the
    command's specifications.
    ANR0986I Process 2 for GENERATE BACKUPSET running in the
    BACKGROUND processed 424 items for a total of 133,313,818 bytes
    with a completion state of SUCCESS reported at 09:16:11 AM.
    
    q backupset f=d
    ANR2017I Administrator SERVER_CONSOLE issued command: QUERY
    BACKUPSET f=d
                       Node Name: <NODENAME>
                 Backup Set Name: TEST_BACKUP_SET.2049
                       Data Type: File
                       Date/Time: 12/02/2013 09:16:07 AM
                Retention Period: 365
               Device Class Name: FILE
                     Description: test backup set
    Has Table of Contents (TOC)?: Yes
                 Filespace names: /home
                    Volume names: <PATH>/86000967.ost
    
    But looking at the generated file volume the size odf the volume
    is:
    
    <PATH>$ ls -l 86000967.ost
    -rw------- 1 <user> <group> 133611585 Dec  2 09:16 86000967.ost
    
    In this case, the filesize of 133611585 is bigger than the
    133313818 bytes reported by the ANR0986I message.
    
      Tivoli Storage Manager Versions Affected: all supported
      Initial Impact: Low
      Additional Keywords: TSM
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All Tivoli Storage Storage Manger server users               *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See error description                                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Apply fixing level when available. This                      *
    * problem is currently projected to be fixed                   *
    * in levels 6.3.5 and 7.1.1. Note that this is                 *
    * subject to change at the discretion of IBM.                  *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • This problem was fixed.
    Affected platforms:  AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, Linux, and Windows.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC98253

  • Reported component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMSV

  • Reported release

    63A

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-12-11

  • Closed date

    2014-04-21

  • Last modified date

    2014-04-21

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

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

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Fixed component ID

    5698ISMSV

Applicable component levels

  • R63A PSY

       UP

  • R63H PSY

       UP

  • R63L PSY

       UP

  • R63S PSY

       UP

  • R63W PSY

       UP

  • R71A PSY

       UP

  • R71H PSY

       UP

  • R71L PSY

       UP

  • R71S PSY

       UP

  • R71W PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 63A

Reference #: IC98253

Modified date: 21 April 2014