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IT05013: INSTALLATION MANAGER SHARED RESOURCE DIRECTORY DOES NOT AUTOMATI CALLY PRUNE OLD PACKAGES

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The InstallationManager tool provided with the Tivoli Storage
    Manager server installation media uses a shared resource area
    (directory) to permanently store installation packages.
    
    The default shared resources area is /opt/IBM/IBMIBMShared on
    UNIX platforms and C:\Program Files\IBM\IBMIMShared on the
    Windows platform.
    
    Installation files for every level installed on the system
    are cached to this location.  Previous installation files
    are not automatically pruned or removed when a newer level
    is installed.
    
    An option exists within InstallationManager to delete all of
    the files in this shared resources area, however, doing so
    can lead to uninstall or rollback errors.
    
    There should be an option to automatically prune these cached
    installation files based on the number of previous versions
    a user wants to keep on the system.
    
    Customer/L2 Diagnostics:
    None.
    
    Initial Impact:
    Low
    
    Tivoli Storage Manager Versions Affected:
    All V7 Tivoli Storage Manager servers.
    
    Additional Keywords:
    TSM IM INSTALLATION MANAGER INSTALLATIONMANAGER IMSHARED
    INSTALL FAILURE FAILS V7 IT04964
    

Local fix

  • See APAR IT04964 for manual pruning instructions and
    considerations, once available.
    

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 7.1.3. 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

    IT05013

  • Reported component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMSV

  • Reported release

    71L

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-10-17

  • Closed date

    2015-06-09

  • Last modified date

    2015-06-09

  • 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: 7.1.3

Reference #: IT05013

Modified date: 09 June 2015