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IT00412: "ANR2020E BACKUP NODE: INVALID PARAMETER" IF THE NAME OF THE VOLUME EXCEEDS 64 CHARACTERS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The NDMP code in the Tivoli Storage Manager server limits the
    length of a  NAS volume name to 64 characters using the BACKUP
    NODE command, client BACKUP NAS command, or Web client.
    Running a NDMP backup against a longer volume name fails
    displaying the following message in the activity log:
    ANR2020E BACKUP NODE: Invalid parameter - <volumename>
    (SESSION: XXX).
    Customer/L2 Diagnostics:
    A server trace collected with the trace classes SPI SPID
    SESSREMOTE BRNODE ADDMSG shows
    that the filesystem is not found on the filer and the backup
    node command fails:
    ****************************************
    [ndmpspi.c][3648][spiTrace]: returning file system , spiRc=4305.
    [ndmpspi.c][4200][spiTrace]: Entering ndmpSessTerm, handle:
    00000000065F0980.
    [ndmpspi.c][4252][spiTrace]: Returning from ndmpSessTerm,
    handle: 00000000065F0980.
    [admbrnod.c][3228][AdmGetRemoteFilerInfo]:returning, rc=0
    [PutConsoleMsg]:ANR2020E BACKUP NODE: Invalid parameter -
    <volumename>.
    [admbrnod.c][1624][AdmBackupNode]:After trying to start backup
    processes, rc=3
    [admbrnod.c][1770][AdmBackupNode]:exiting, rc=3.
    ****************************************
    Tivoli Storage Manager Versions Affected:
    All supported Tivoli Storage Manager Server on all supported
    platforms.
    Initial Impact:
    Medium
    Additional Keywords:
    tsm ndmp nas abort filespace loop zz61 zz62 zz63 zz64 zz71
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All Tivoli Storage Manager server users that perform NDMP    *
    * backups.                                                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * 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. NDMP backup operations on NAS devices
    are supported if the file space names are 1024 characters or
    less.
    Affected platforms:  AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, Linux, and Windows.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT00412

  • Reported component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMSV

  • Reported release

    63A

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-03-19

  • Closed date

    2014-04-24

  • Last modified date

    2014-04-24

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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 #: IT00412

Modified date: 24 April 2014