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IC99944: TEXT FIELDS CONTAINING NON-ACSII CHARACTERS IN NODE AND POLICY RECORDS CHANGED AFTER IMPORT OPERATION

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Non-ASCII characters in text fields in node any policy records
    on a Tivoli Storage Manager server will be changed on the target
    (importing) server after an IMPORT operation.
    
    Customer/L2 Diagnostics:
    
    Here is an example for a non-ASCII character ("u umlaut = チ") in
    the "Contact" field of a node. It will be changed on the target
    (importing) server after an IMPORT NODE:
    
    On the exporting server, "query node NODEA f=d" shows:
    query node NODEA f=d
    
                            Node Name: NODEA
    ...
                              Contact: Jチrgen
    
    On the importing server, "query node NODEA f=d" shows:
    query node NODEA f=d
    ...
                              Contact: J¦rgen
    
    The character "チ" changed to "¦" after import node.
    
    On the exporting server, a XI XIDETAIL trace shows:
    
    13:49:02.826 [54059][xixproc.c][5885][DoProcessQueryNode]:
      Exp Node: Obj Type 706, item Jチrgen of length 6
    
    
    On the importing server, a XI XIDETAIL trace shows:
    
    13:50:46.239 [25933][xisess.c][455][XiSendCommand]:Sending
      Command: REGISTER NODE  NODEA XXXX DOMAIN=STANDARD
      CONTACT="J¦rgen" COMPRESSION=CLIENT ARCHDELETE=YES
      BACKDELETE=NO FILEAGGR=YES AUTOFSRENAME=NO VALIDATEPROTOCOL=NO
      DATAWRITEPATH=ANY DATAREADPATH=ANY SESSIONINIT=CLIENTORSERVER
      EMAILADDRESS="" BACKUPINITIATION=ALL DEDUPLICATION=SERVERONLY
      MAXNUMMP=1 AUTHENTICATION=LOCAL  SSLREQ=DEFAULT
      SPLITLARGEOBJECTS=YES TYPE=CLIENT.
    
    
    Tivoli Storage Manager Versions Affected:
    Tivoli Storage Manager Server 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 and 7.1
    
    Initial Impact:
    low
    
    Additional Keywords:
    TSM zz61 zz62 zz63 zz71 export import umlaut extended ASCII
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All Tivoli Storage Manager Server users of the IMPORT        *
    * command or server-to-server EXPORT operations.               *
    ****************************************************************
    * 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 descretion of IBM.          *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • The problem was fixed. This problem only affects the import
    operation.  Data which has already been exported does not need
    to be exported again.
    Affected platforms AIX, HP-UX, Windows, Linux and Solaris
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC99944

  • Reported component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMSV

  • Reported release

    63S

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-03-10

  • Closed date

    2014-06-02

  • Last modified date

    2014-06-02

  • 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

  • R63W PSY

       UP

  • R71S PSY

       UP

  • R71A PSY

       UP

  • R71H PSY

       UP

  • R71L PSY

       UP

  • R71W PSY

       UP

  • R71S PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 63S

Reference #: IC99944

Modified date: 02 June 2014