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IT19116: UNEXPECTED BACKUP OF DIRECTORY MOUNT POINTS ON MAC OSX

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Directories that are remote or local filesystem mount points,
    unexpectedly are included in the objects processed by the
    backup.
    This happens when the file system contains a directory and that
    the directory itself is also the mount point for another file
    system.
    
    Example:
    File system /Volumes/Test contains a directory 'dir1' :
    /Volumes/Test/dir1 and the directory 'dir1' is also the mount
    point for another file system. The incremental backup of the
    file system  "/Volumes/Test" will also backup the file system
    "/Volumes/Test/dir1" although it should not.
    
    
    IBM Spectrum Protect Client Versions Affected:
    IBM Spectrum Protect Client 8.1 on Mac
    
    Initial Impact: Medium
    
    Additional Keywords: tsm backup mountpoint directory
    

Local fix

  • Exclude the directory from the backup :
    EXCLUDE.DIR  /Volumes/Test/dir1
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-archive client versions 7.1.6.5  *
    * and 8.1.0 running on all Mac platforms.                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See ERROR DESCRIPTION.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Apply fixing level when available. This issue is projected   *
    * to be fixed in levels  7.1.8 and 8.1.2 on all AIX platforms. *
    * Note that this is subject to change at the discretion of     *
    * IBM.                                                         *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • Now the content of the directory is not backed up if this
    directory is a mount point.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT19116

  • Reported component name

    TSM CLIENT

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMCL

  • Reported release

    81M

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2017-02-06

  • Closed date

    2017-05-22

  • Last modified date

    2017-05-22

  • 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

  • R71M PSY

       UP

  • R81M PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 81M

Reference #: IT19116

Modified date: 22 May 2017