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IT18953: "ANS1108E INVALID OPTION" IS RETURNED WHEN USING "UPDATECTIME" OPTION WITH DSMC COMMAND LINE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Currently the option "updatectime", cannot be used with the dsmc
    command line (CLI) and the following error is returned:
    
    dsmc incr /proj/gpfs/test/ -updatectime=yes
    
    ANS1108E Invalid option (-UPDATECTIME) for the INCREMENTAL
    command
    
    
    
    Customer/L2 Diagnostics:
    The purpose of this APAR is to change the code so that
    "updatectime" is a valid command line option.
    
    Tivoli Storage Manager Versions Affected: IBM Spectrum Protect
    Backup-Archive clients versions 6.3 to 8.1.0 on AIX and Linux
    platforms
    
    Initial Impact: Low
    
    Additional Keywords: updatectime ANS1108E GPFS incremental
    

Local fix

  • Set the option in the client configuration file (dsm.opt) and
    retry the operation.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * IBM Spectrum Protect for Client versions 6.4, 7.1 and 8.1    *
    * running on Linux GPFS and AIX GPFS platforms                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See ERROR DESCRIPTION                                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Apply fixing level when available. This problem is projected *
    * to be fixed in level 8.1.2. Note that this is subject to     *
    * change at the discretion of IBM.                             *
    ****************************************************************
    *
    

Problem conclusion

  • UPDATECTIME option will be available on incremental command
    line.
    The option documentation will be updated as follows:
    
    In the UNIX and Linux Backup-Archive Clients Installation and
    User's Guide, Chapter 10. Processing options > Client options
    reference > Updatectime
    
    The following text is updated:
    
    "Use the updatectime option to check the change time (ctime)
    attribute during an incremental backup operation."
    
    "Parameters
    
    no
        The backup-archive client does not check the change time
    (ctime attribute) during a backup operation. This value is the
    default.
    yes
        The backup-archive client checks the change time (ctime
    attribute) during a backup operation. If the ctime attribute
    changed since the last backup operation, the ctime attribute is
    updated on the IBM Spectrum Protect? server. The object is not
    backed up unless it has either ACLs or extended attributes. The
    client checks files and directories."
    
    The following text is removed:
    
    "Use this option with the incremental, selective, or archive
    commands."
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT18953

  • Reported component name

    TSM CLIENT

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMCL

  • Reported release

    71L

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2017-01-24

  • Closed date

    2017-02-22

  • Last modified date

    2017-02-22

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

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

Modules/Macros

  • dsmc
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TSM CLIENT

  • Fixed component ID

    5698ISMCL

Applicable component levels

  • R81L PSY

       UP

  • R81A PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 71L

Reference #: IT18953

Modified date: 22 February 2017