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TSM News and Technical Flashes

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June 2017

Security Bulletin: IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Windows Client password exposure ...

May 2017

REPAIR STGPOOL not repairing all extents

Security Bulletin: Password Disclosure via instrumentation log in Tivoli Storage Manager (IBM Spectrum Protect) Client (CVE-2016-8916)

Security Bulletin: GSKit Sweet32 Birthday attacks on 64-bit block ciphers in TLS affects the Tivoli Storage Manager (IBM Spectrum Protect) Server (CVE-2016-2183)

Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilites in IBM Java Runtime affect IBM Spectrum Protect (Tivoli Storage Manager)

Security Bulletin: Multiple Vulnerabilities in OpenSSL affect IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Client and IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware

April 2017

Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in RC4 stream cipher affects IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Tivoli Storage Manager (CVE-2015-2808)

Security Bulletin: Tivoli Storage Manager (IBM Spectrum Protect) SQL interface vulnerable to unauthorized access (CVE-2016-8940)

March 2017

Security Bulletin: DB2 local escalation of privilege vulnerability affects Tivoli Storage Manager

Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in IBM Java Runtime and GSKit affects IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Tivoli Storage Manager (CVE-2015-0138)

February 2017

Unrecoverable TSM for VE Hyper-V data mover backups

Tivoli Storage Manager servers may assign an incorrect tape drive to a NAS server during NDMP tape operations.

Security Bulletin: Buffer Overflow from improperly formatted SELECT command in IBM Tivoli Storage Manager

Tivoli Storage Manager Server slow expiration after upgrade to V6.3.6.0 (IT17642)

Frequently Encountered Situations and FAQs

July 2017

Relation between the FAILOVERHLADDRESS and the REPLTCPSERVERADDRESS options
Tivoli Storage Manager client Linux install fails on libc.so.6 dependency
ANR9999D... sqlState=560C2, sqlCode=-20241 from table. Returning rc = 2158
Lanfree backups fail with ANR1404W and ANR0525W
Unreadable characters following IBM Spectrum Protect export, import, and node replication operations
GPFS mmbackup command fails with ANS4901E
ANR8938E ANR0454E library manager/library client connection failure
IBM Spectrum Protect cloud object storage support
Linux on POWER Server Requirements and Support
Lanfree backups fail with ANR1404W and ANR0525W
The user or password you provided is not valid. Provide valid credentials.
Volume history file missing or corrupt on version 7 server
Tivoli Storage Manager windows client backup of windows GPFS file system fails

June 2017

Backing up a VM may generate ANS9384W messages
Tivoli Storage Manager server fails to start with SQL0290N SQLSTATE=55039
DB2 Rebalance not working after a successful EXTEND DBSPACE
Data Protection for SAP (Oracle) client upgrade removed the Prole entry from inittab
HP, IBM, Oracle, Quantum and Tandberg Ultrium Generation 6 (LTO-6) Drive Configuration Information for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Server
Excluding a single drive from FullVM Backup

May 2017

ILMT and TAD4D Enablement in Tivoli Storage Manager 6.3 (EOL)
ANR7804E file access permissions failure on dsmserv format command
ANR7805E Volume <raw_logical_volume_name> is in use by another server
IBM Spectrum Protect (TSM) Linux Server Hanging with 'BUG: soft lockup' Message
Deployment recommendations for Spectrum Protect (TSM) Version 6 servers
Select command output without column headings
ANS2344E 'disk-name' is a disk witness.
ANR2787E The server failed with error code 1392
IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly TSM) for Space Management and HSM for Windows FAQ
DBI1088E error when attempting to create DB2 instance
Trouble shooting the tsmdlst command
Collecting Data for Tivoli Storage Manager V6 Server installation logs
Changing the TCP/IP address of a Tivoli Storage Manager server
Server monitoring Perl script might run out of memory on AIX systems

April 2017

Tivoli Storage Manager server instance logs NUMA error
Steps to manually uninstall Tivoli Storage Manager components on Windows
ANR2969E Database restore terminated. DB2 sqlcode: -2033. DB2 sqlerrmc: 10.
Tivoli Storage Manager server does not start after password change
Tivoli Storage Manager server acsls tape mount hang
Client Graphical User Interface (GUI) crash on startup
Server installation on Linux fails with requirement check on libstdc++so.5
Server upgrade wizard uses incorrect ip address
How to avoid exceeding the maximum number of mount points
Tivoli Storage Manager server instance fails to start after upgrade to V6.
Core dump locations for Tivoli Storage Manager Server.
IBM Spectrum Protect server-supported file systems
Startup of server fails after restoring database to a new machine

March 2017

Tsmdlst does not list devices for libraries with more than 1024 drives
Delete filespace command completes successfully but filespace not removed
Collocation and number of concurrent migration processes
Backup of encrypted file from CIFS NAS share fails

February 2017

LAN-Free backup fails with ANS1312E (RC12)
Tivoli Storage Manager server instance fails to start - Roll forward pending
Backing up a VM may generate ANS1111W and ANS9365E messages
Server upgrade fails with ANRI1055E and Windows Microsoft return code 1618

January 2017

Interpreting dsminstr reports from TESTFLAG INSTRUMENT:API
Library and tape drives permissions reset on Linux reboot
Tivoli Storage Manager server performance analysis - GPFS FILE I/O
NDMP backup fails with ANR4728E error
ANS1459E VSS Automated System Recovery (ASR) failed
Tivoli Storage Manager server instance fails to start - Roll forward pending
Windows machine unresponsive with systemstate backup
ANRI00575 WebSphere is running during a Tivoli Monitoring for Tivoli Storage Manager 7.1.x upgrade

Problem-Solving Resources Online

These pages contain details about various key TSM documents, fix packs, versions, announcements and end of support data


TSM, TSM EE, and SSAM (includes server and client)
TSM for Databases (includes Data Protection for Oracle and Data Product for SQL)
TSM for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
TSM for Mail (includes Data Protection for Domino and Data Protection for Exchange)
TSM for Virtual Environments (includes Data Protection for VMware and Data Protection for Microsoft Hyper-V)
IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot (Storage FlashCopy Manager)
IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot (Storage FlashCopy Manager) - All Requirements Document

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