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IT15488: ARCHIVE OBJECTS BOUND TO POLICY WITH LARGE RETVER VALUE MAY NOT BE EXPIRED AFTER BEING DELETED BY THE CLIENT.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The Tivoli Storage Manager server may not expire archive objects
    that are deleted when a large archive copy group RETVER policy
    is in place.  This issue effects archive objects that are
    deleted using the DELETE ARCHIVE command with the client, or are
    deleted by applications using the API (including Data Protection
    applications).
    
    This can occur under the following circumstances:
    
    1. The RETVER value on the archive copy group is set to a value
    larger than the number of days between the current date and
    September 5th, 1956.
    2. A deletion as specified above occurs.
    
    This should be an uncommon situation in most environments.
    
    Tivoli Storage Manager Versions Affected:   6.3.x and 7.1.x on
    all supported platforms
    
    Initial Impact:
    Low
    
    Additional Keywords:
    TSM; IBM Spectrum Protect
    

Local fix

  • Set the RETVER in the archive copy group to a value less than
    the number of days between today's date and September 5th, 1956,
    then activate the policy set and run inventory expiration.
    

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 7.1.7. 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

    IT15488

  • Reported component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMSV

  • Reported release

    63L

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-05-27

  • Closed date

    2016-06-21

  • Last modified date

    2016-06-21

  • 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: 63L

Reference #: IT15488

Modified date: 21 June 2016