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IT25896: SERVER IMPORT AND EXPORT COMMANDS ACCEPT MERGEFILESPACES OPTION WHICH IS UNSUPPORTED FOR FILE SPACES CONTAINING GROUP DATA

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The IBM Spectrum Protect server commands
    EXPORT NODE, EXPORT SERVER, IMPORT NODE, IMPORT SERVER
    must not be used with the parameter MERGEFILESPACES, if the
    operation includes an incremental transfer of group data.
    Additionaly, the SUSPEND EXPORT and RESTART EXPORT commands must
    not be used for a server-to-server export containing group data.
    
    This is documented in APAR IT04266.
    As a consequence the manual "Administrator's Reference"
    was updated accordingly, beginning with manual version 7.1.3
    
    However, despite the probable loss of grouping information when
    those parameters are used in this situation, the server accepts
    the parameters without displaying any warning or error messages.
    
    As a result some of the grouping information might be missing
    on the target server, without any notification to the user. The
    missing information may impact the restoreability of the data.
    
    Product versions affected: All 7.1 and 8.1
                               IBM Spectrum Protect server versions
               Initial impact: High
          Additional keywords: grouping relationship
                               top level group leader
    
    | MDVPARTL 7.1.3.0-ISP_5698ISMSV | (IT04266)
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All IBM Spectrum Protect server users.                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See error description.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Apply fixing level when available. This problem is currently *
    * projected to be fixed in level 8.1.8. Note that this is      *
    * subject to change at the discretion of IBM.                  *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • This problem was fixed.
    Affected platforms for reported release: AIX, Linux, and
    Windows.
    Platforms fixed: AIX, Linux, and Windows.
    
    New Message
    ANR2370E: Export Node: The command was not processed because
    the parameters are invalid for an incremental data transfer
    operation.
    
    Explanation: You cannot use the MERGEFILESPACES parameter to
    incrementally
    transfer data from backup groups. This limitation applies to the
    EXPORT NODE,
    EXPORT SERVER, IMPORT NODE, and IMPORT SERVER commands.
    If you specify the MERGEFILESPACES=YES parameter setting on any
    of
    these commands, do not specify the FILEDATA=ALLACTIVE parameter
    setting
    or the FROMDATE or TODATE parameters.
    
    SystemAction: System operation continues, but the command fails.
    
    
    UserResponse: Reissue the command with valid parameters.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT25896

  • Reported component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMSV

  • Reported release

    71A

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2018-08-03

  • Closed date

    2018-12-16

  • Last modified date

    2018-12-16

  • 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



Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 7.1.3

Reference #: IT25896

Modified date: 16 December 2018