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IT03191: AUTOMATED DB BACKUP NOT BEING TRIGGERED EVEN THOUGH "ARCHLOGUSEDTHRESHOLD" HAS BEEN EXCEEDED

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • In Tivoli Storage Manager server version 7.1.x  the
    "ARCHLOGUSEDTHRESHOLD" option is recursively processing the
    "ARCHLOGDirectory" location to determine if the threshold has
    been exceeded and thus a database backup is required.
    
    This is not correct behavior because there will only be archive
    log files under:
    
    ARCHLOGDirectory/<DB2 instance name>
    
    For example on UNIX and Linux platforms, if using
    ARCHLOGDirectory /home/tsminst1/archlog
    
    it will be
    /home/tsminst1/archlog/tsminst1
    
    
    In the above example, there might be a problem if the user
    running the Tivoli Storage Manager server does not have the
    permission to open directories underneath
    "/home/tsminst1/archlog/", for e.g.
    
    "/home/tsminst1/archlog/lost+found"
    
    However, as the log files will only be written to the directory
    defined as the ARCHLOGDirectory/<DB2 instance name>, there is no
    requirement to access the additional directory objects.
    The symptom might be seen on Windows platform, too, as Windows
    file systems may have a special directory "System Volume
    Information" similar to "lost+found" on  UNIX.
    
    No error is seen in the activity log.
    
    The indicator is that space usage of archlogdirectory location
    has exceeded ARCHLOGUSEDTHRESHOLD
    percentage setting, when reviewing "q log f=d".
    
    
    
    
    
    Tivoli Storage Manager versions affected:
    Server 7.1 on all platforms
    
    
    
    Initial Impact: Medium
    
    
    
    Additional Keywords:
    zz71 backup db database archive log space usage percentage
    

Local fix

  • Regularly run manual or scheduled database backups.
    

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.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT03191

  • Reported component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMSV

  • Reported release

    71L

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-07-16

  • Closed date

    2014-08-04

  • Last modified date

    2014-08-04

  • 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

  • R71L PSY

       UP

  • R71A PSY

       UP

  • R71H PSY

       UP

  • R71S PSY

       UP

  • R71W PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 7.1.3

Reference #: IT03191

Modified date: 04 August 2014