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IT27251: 8.1.5 ANR0984I Move Container running frequently results in out of space, locking, performance, and containers not available

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APAR status

  • Closed as unreproducible.

Error description

  • Move Container (Automatic) processes may run too frequently in
    8.1.5 leading to a variety of issues. Potential symptoms
    include: 1) out of space conditions; 2) locking situations; 3)
    performance issues; 4) containers in states other than
    Available.
    
    DIAGNOSTICS:
    
    The server activity log will show the ANR09841 message below
    being issued frequently :
    ANR0984I Process X for Move Container (Automatic) started in the
    background
    
    Q OPTION  DEFRAGCNTRTRIGGER returns a value lass than 90
    Q OPTION  DEFRAGFSTRIGGER return a value less than 95
    
    The following error may be logged in the server activity log :
    ANR9999D_nnnnn SdDefragContainer(sddefrag.c:nnn) Thread<xx>:
    Error 1116 obtaining container descriptor for container yyyy.
    
    IBM Spectrum Protect Versions Affected:
    IBM Spectrum Protect server 8.1.5.x all platforms
    
    Initial Impact: High
    
    Additional Keywords: TSM, Tivoli, Storage, Manager, defrag,
    auto, automatic, move container
    

Local fix

  • setopt DEFRAGCNTRTRIGGER 90
    setopt DEFRAGFSTRIGGER 95
    
    This problem is fixed in 8.1.6 where the default
    DEFRAGCNTRTRIGGER and DEFRAGFSTRIGGER values have been updated.
    These values should not be changed unless explicitly stated to
    by IBM Spectrum Protect support. After upgrade to 8.1.6 any
    DEFRAGCNTRTRIGGER and DEFRAGFSTRIGGER options in the server
    options file should be removed.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All IBM Spectrum Protect server users.                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See error description.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * This problem only exists in the 8.1.5 release of the         *
    * Spectrum Protect server but will not be fixed in that        *
    * release.  This problem does not exist in the 8.1.6 release   *
    * which is the latest release of the Spectrum Protect server.  *
    * Affected platforms for reported release:  AIX, Linux, and    *
    * Windows.                                                     *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT27251

  • Reported component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMSV

  • Reported release

    81A

  • Status

    CLOSED UR3

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2018-12-07

  • Closed date

    2018-12-13

  • Last modified date

    2019-01-10

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  • 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: 81A

Reference #: IT27251

Modified date: 10 January 2019