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IT02631: CONTENTS VIEW ONLY RETURNS THE SIZE OF THE FIRST FRAGMENT WHEN SPLITLARGEOBJECTS IS ENABLED.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The value of FILE_SIZE in the CONTENTS view of the Tivoli
    Storage Manager server's database may be smaller than the
    original size of the object which was backed up or archived from
    a client.
    
    This is observed when the client attribute SPLITLARGEObjects is
    set to Yes and the server splits large objects (over 10 GB) into
    smaller pieces when stored by a client node.
    
    A select query against the CONTENTS view returns the size of the
    first fragment only.
    
    For example, a query for the file size on a Windows filesystem
    returns:
    
     26.03.2014  09:39    13735630611  example_file
    
    The select query for the 'example_file' in the CONTENTS view
    on the Tivoli Storage Manage server results in:
    
     FILE_SIZE: 10487247280
    
    A restore or retrieve of the object returns the object with its
    original size.
    
    
    Tivoli Storage Manager versions affected:
    7.1 on all platforms
    
    Initial Impact: Medium
    
    Additional Keywords:
    tsm Split Large Objects
    

Local fix

  • Update the node attribute SPLITLARGEObjects on the Tivoli
    Storage Manager server to "No" before running backup/archive
    operations.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All Tivoli Storage Manager server users.                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See ERROR DESCRIPTION.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Apply fixing level when available. This                      *
    * problem is currently projected to be fixed                   *
    * in level 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

    IT02631

  • Reported component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMSV

  • Reported release

    71S

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-06-18

  • Closed date

    2014-07-15

  • Last modified date

    2014-07-15

  • 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

  • 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: 71S

Reference #: IT02631

Modified date: 15 July 2014