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IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client 8.1.6 APARs and 8.1.6.x APARs

Troubleshooting


Problem

IBM Spectrum Protect™ Client APARs fixed in the -IBM Spectrum Protect™ Backup-Archive Client Version 8.1.6.0 general availability fix pack (8.1.6-TIV-TSMBAC) and -IBM Spectrum Protect™ Backup-Archive Client 8.1.6 interim fixes (8.1.6-TIV-TSMBAC-IF000x)

Symptom

Note: Maintenance is cumulative. The APARs in the tables below were fixed since the General Availability of the 8.1.4 client.

List of APARs fixed in earlier 8.1.x BA clients and their descriptions:
8.1.4.x: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22011337
8.1.2.x: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22004067
8.1.0.x: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21993247

Download page:
IBM Spectrum Protect™ Client 8.1.6 Downloads and READMEs
IBM Spectrum Protect BA client 8.1.x.y interim fix downloads

 

Resolving The Problem

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Fix Pack 8.1.6

Interim Fix 8.1.6.1

 


Fix Pack 8.1.6

For security bulletin fixes in this version see in the IBM Spectrum Protect™ Client 8.1.6 Downloads and READMEs

APAR Platforms fixed Description
IT25714 All Linux ARCHIVING THE /DEV DIRECTORY AND SPECIFICALLY /DEV/WATCHDOG ON LINUX COULD TRIGGER A REBOOT OF THE SYSTEM
IT25661 All Platforms 3DES CIPHER UNEXPECTEDLY STILL ALLOWED WHEN SSLFIPSMODE IS SET TO YES
IT25274 Windows x64 DSMC EXPIRE COMMAND DOES NOT WORKS WITH ACCENTUATED NL CHARACTER  IN FILELIST
IT25141 All Unix/Linux BACKUP HANGS WHEN NFSTIMEOUT CLIENT OPTION IS GREATER THAN ZERO AND DATA DESCRIPTOR IS LARGER THAN 1024
IT25090 All Linux A BACKUP OR ARCHIVE OPERATION MAY HANG ON LINUX PLATFORM
IT24945 Linux x86 CLIENT CAN CRASH DURING SNAPDIFF BACKUP IF 'SET NETAPPSVM' AND 'SET PASSWORD' COMMANDS ARE CONFIGURED INCORRECTLY
IT24907 All AIX
All Linux
DSMC SET PASSWORD FAILS WITH ANS5283E IN FIPS-ENABLED ENV
IT24873 All Platforms INVALID LENGTH VALUE FOR PARTIAL RETRIEVE MAY GET TOO MUCH DATA
IT24708 All Windows AUTO DEPLOYMENT FAILS TO UPGRADE WINDOWS CLIENTS ANE4252E
IT24684 All Platforms The inbound client listening port for the SP client executables provides no way to disable older SSL/TLS protocols and ciphers.
IT24661 All Windows ANS5056E SYSTEMSTATE BACKUP FAILURE ON PASSIVE CLUSTER NODE WITH  CLIENTS V7.1.8+ AND V8.1.4+
IT24616 Windows x64 DSMAGENT CRASHES DURING A VSS BACKUP WHEN FAILING OVER TO THE REPLICATION TARGET SERVER
IT24538 All Linux ERROR WHEN INSTALLING FILEPATH ON LINUX RH 7.4 "INSMOD: ERROR: COULD NOT INSERT MODULE FILEPATH.KO"
IT24490 All Platforms LOGIN WHEN PASSWORD EXPIRING FAILS WITH ANS1051I INVALID USER ID OR PASSWORD
IT24024 Windows x64 ANS2745E ON 'BACKUP VM' OF HYPER-V GUEST
IT24007 Mac V8.1 CLIENT ON MAC OS X REPORTS ANS4020E ON RESTORE OF FILES ALREADY COMPRESSED BY THE OPERATING SYSTEM
IT23846 All Unix/Linux DSMC CREATES WORLD WRITABLE DIRECTORIES AND FILES USED FOR SECURITY INFORMATION
IT23560 All Platforms PREVENTING INCOMPATIBILITY OF LOCAL GSKIT WITH THE SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS INTRODUCED IN CLIENT VERSIONS 7.1.8 AND 8.1.2
IT23533 All Platforms UNDETECTED INCOMPATIBLE LOCAL GSKIT VERSION MAY YIELD UNWANTED RESULTS WITH THE 7.1.8 AND 8.1.2 CLIENT SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS
IT23531 All AIX STOPPING THE FILEPATH DRIVER MAY CAUSE A SYSTEM CRASH
IT23525 All Unix/Linux CLIENT PROMPTS FOR PASSWORD AFTER UPGRADE WITH PASSWORDACCESS GENERATE
IT23524 All Windows END STATISTICS FOR MSEXCHANGE/SQL BACKUPS REPORT A VALUE OF 0 FOR FIELD FILES EXAMINED WHILE FILES COMPLETED IS GREATER 0
IT23515 All Platforms ANS2050E ERROR WITH PASSWORDACCESS=GENERATE OPTION
IT23371 All Windows ANS5250E CREATEFILE() RETURNED '5' FOR MICROSOFT OFFLOAD COPY FOLDER ".COPY_OFFLOAD" ON SNAPDIFF BACKUP
IT23248 Windows x64 FRONT END CAPACITY IS NOT REPORTED CORRECTLY FOR MICROSOFT SQL AND MICROSOFT EXCHANGE VSS BACKUPS
IT23234 Windows x64 CLIENT 8.1.2 GUI RESTORE DIALOG DOES NOT SHOW AD OBJECTS
IT23216 All Platforms DSMC -FORCEFAILOVER=YES COMMAND DOES NOT HONOR REPLTCPPORT CAUSING THE CONNECTION TO FAIL (ANS5216E)
IT23086 All Platforms AUTOMATED FAILOVER DOCUMENTATION NEEDS CLARIFICATION IN REGARDS TO REQUIRED CERTIFICATE PROCEDURES.
IT22929 All Unix/Linux WORLD WRITABLE PERMISSION ON FILE CITSCANOUTPUT.XML
IT22819 All Platforms ANR0443W PROTOCOL ERROR - INVALID INSERTS FIELD FOR CLIENT MESSAGES OVER 1400 CHARACTERS
IT22781 All Windows ANS1802E LOGGED WITH JOURNAL-BASED BACKUP OF TEMPORARY FILE WITH A TILDE (~) CHARACTER IN ITS PATH.

 

 

Interim Fix 8.1.6.1

available November 1, 2018 for all platforms

This interim fix contains the fixes described in this security bulletin:

APAR Platforms fixed Description
IT23993 All Platforms MULTIPLE CLIENT SESSIONS CAN FAIL WITH GSKKM_IMPORTKEYS GSKKM_ERR_DATABASE_INVALID_FILE_TYPE
IT25091 All Platforms ANS5216E SEEN WHEN SSL=NO AND RUNNING "DSMC -FORCEFAILOVER"
IT25446 All Windows ANS4021E ERROR DURING WINPE RESTORE OF AN EFI BASED SYSTEM
IT25837 All Platforms DSMCAD SESSIONS DO NOT CLOSE UNTIL DSMCAD IS STOPPED
IT26466 All AIX
All Linux
All Windows
B/A CLIENT JAVA GUI FAILS TO LOAD THE DOMINO BACKUP PANEL WHEN DOMINO PLUGIN INSTALLED AND THE NSF VIEW IS SELECTED.

 

 

Related information

IBM Spectrum Protect Downloads - Latest Fix Packs and Interim Fixes
Overview - IBM Spectrum Protect Supported Operating Systems
Featured Documents for IBM Spectrum Protect™
Download page for the 8.1.x interim fix backup-archive clients

Document information

More support for: IBM Spectrum Protect

Component: Client

Software version: 8.1

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, iOS

Reference #: 2017326

Modified date: 12 November 2018