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IT16979: INCORRECT OBJECTS SPECIFICATION IN CLIENT SCHEDULE WILL NOT CAUSE SCHEDULE TO FAIL.

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APAR status

  • Closed as fixed if next.

Error description

  • When running a Client schedule, both for selective backup or
    archive purposes,  if the OPTIONS field contains '-subdir' and
    the OBJECTS field has been populated
    with a file specification with an invalid syntax, the schedule
    will complete successfully and only reports the following
    message in the Client's log :
    
    ANS1016I: No eligible files were found.
    
    
    For example, if the end user of a Windows client needs to backup
    both the C: and D: drive, the correct schedule syntax for
    archive would be:
    
    define schedule standard test action=archive objects="C:\* D:\*"
    options="-subdir=yes"
    
    While an example of an incorrect schedule that will result in
    ANS1016I message would be:
    
    define schedule standard mysched action=archive objects='"C:\*
    D:\*"' options="-subdir=yes"
    
    **Note the single quotation marks surrounding the double
    quotations marks.**
    
    
    
    
    Tivoli Storage Manager Versions Affected:
    All supported versions of Tivoli Storage Manager Client
    
    
    Initial Impact:
    Low
    
    
    
    
    Additional Keywords:
    TSM "SPECTRUM PROTECT" SP client schedule fail wrong OBJECTS
    ANS1016I
    

Local fix

  • Correct the file specification in the OBJECTS field  in order to
    use a proper syntax for the Operating System in use.
    Review the "DEFINE SCHEDULE" online documentation for more info
    on OBJECTS usage.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Backup-archive client versions 6.3, 6.4 and 7.1 running on   *
    * all Microsoft Windows platforms.                             *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See ERROR DESCRIPTION                                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

  • If there is a next release of Tivoli Storage Manager after 7.1,
    this APAR will be fixed in that next release.
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT16979

  • Reported component name

    TSM CLIENT

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMCL

  • Reported release

    71W

  • Status

    CLOSED FIN

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-09-09

  • Closed date

    2016-11-21

  • Last modified date

    2016-11-21

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

Applicable component levels

  • R63W PSN

       UP

  • R64W PSN

       UP

  • R71W PSN

       UP



Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 71W

Reference #: IT16979

Modified date: 21 November 2016