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IC99694: EXPIRATION WILL NOT DELETE LAST INACTIVE DELTA OBJECT AFTER RETONLY HAS ELAPSED

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When using adaptive subfile backups, the client will initially
    backup a "base" object.
    On subsequent backups, the client will backup a subfile or
    "delta" object.  Both objects
    are required to restore the delta version.  During expiration
    processing, the server will not
    delete the base object as long as one or more delta objects
    exist.  This is true even if the base
    is marked for immediate expiration, such as when it exceeds the
    number of versions to be retained.
    When the file is deleted from the client system, a new client
    backup will deactivate the current
    delta.  At this point, the RETONLY attribute of the associated
    copygroup should control the
    deletion of the last inactive delta.  However, the last
    inactive delta is not deleted by
    expiration, even after RETONLY has elapsed.
    
    Customer/L2 diagnostics:
    The SHOW INVO command will report relevant information.  For
    example, here is a base object (Delta Group Leader)
    
    Inventory object 646874979 of copy type Backup has attributes:
      NodeName: NODENAME, Filespace(1): \\nodename\d$,
      ObjName: \NODENAMEREPOSITORYA\FILENAME.EXT
      hlID: 3B71EC104ACA98A2D183855D0F37606036372766
      llID: 4E1DA05E7A44C0A51DD575E5DBCF773BCB72A4F2
      Type: 2 (File)  MC: 1 (DEFAULT) CG: 1  Size: 9264988160
    HeaderSize: 542
      Inactive, Inserted 03/24/2012 03:43:16 AM (UTC Not Set), **
    EXPIRE IMMEDIATELY **
      GroupMap 0x00010000, bypassRecogToken True
      Delta Group Leader, GroupId: 646874979
    
    And here is the dependent delta object (Delta Group Member),
    that has been deactivated (and in this
    case the deactivation date is more than RETONLY days in the
    past):
    
    Inventory object 647179382 of copy type Backup has attributes:
      NodeName: NODENAME, Filespace(1): \\nodename\d$,
      ObjName: \NODENAMEREPOSITORYA\FILENAME.EXT
      hlID: 3B71EC104ACA98A2D183855D0F37606036372766
      llID: 4E1DA05E7A44C0A51DD575E5DBCF773BCB72A4F2
      Type: 2 (File)  MC: 1 (DEFAULT) CG: 1  Size: 9264988160
    HeaderSize: 542
      Inactive, Inserted 03/26/2012 05:37:49 AM (UTC Not Set),
    Deactivated 10/08/2013 01:05:46 PM
      GroupMap 0x00000001, bypassRecogToken NULL
      Delta Group Member, GroupId: 646874979
    
    Tivoli Storage Manager Versions Affected: All Tivoli Storage
    Manager  Server 6.2 and 6.3 and 7.1 on all platforms.
    
    
    Initial Impact: Medium
    
    Additional Keywords: expire inventory group leader adaptive
    subfile backups zz62 zz63
    

Local fix

  • None.
    If needed contact IBM Technical Support
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: All users of Tivoli Storage Manager.         *
    ****************************************************************
    * 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

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

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC99694

  • Reported component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMSV

  • Reported release

    63L

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-02-27

  • Closed date

    2014-03-07

  • Last modified date

    2014-03-07

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

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

Modules/Macros

  • IMDEFS   IMDMGR
    

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: 63L

Reference #: IC99694

Modified date: 07 March 2014