The following are News Flashes and Problem Solving Hints provided by the The IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Team.

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TSM News and Technical Flashes

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March 2017

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

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

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

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)

January 2017

Security Bulletin: vCenter password disclosure via application tracing in IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Client and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments:Data Protection for VMware (CVE-2016-6110)

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

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Java parseDouble security vulnerability update for Linux Tivoli Storage Manager Administration Center V6.1

Security Bulletin: TSM Client Web GUI Unauthorized Access Vulnerability (CVE-2013-0472)

Security Bulletin: A security vulnerability has been identified in IBM HTTP Server embedded in IBM Tivoli Monitoring used by IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Tivoli Storage Manager

December 2016

Security Bulletin: Tivoli Storage Manager (IBM Spectrum Protect) AIX Client Buffer Overflow (CVE-2016-5985)

Security Bulletin: Tivoli Storage Manager Stack-based Buffer Overflow Elevation of Privilege: CVE-2014-6184

November 2016

Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in OpenSSL affect the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Client and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware (CVE-2015-0287)

Security Bulletin: Password Disclosure via application tracing in IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Client (CVE-2016-0371)

Security Bulletin: Tivoli Storage Manager (IBM Spectrum Protect) AIX Client Buffer Overflow (CVE-2016-5985)

October 2016

Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in OpenSSL affect the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Client and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware (CVE-2015-0287)

Tivoli Storage Manager server upgrade or installation takes a long time to complete.

Frequently Encountered Situations and FAQs

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

December 2016

Using lbtest to verify connectivity with ACSLS server
ANS1228E and ANS1017E errors with backup to replicated node
Backup vm may fail to start with ANS9383E on Linux
ANR8779E error number=13 with tape drive
REPLICATE NODE with 'priority=high' fails with message 'ANR1930E'
The 'backup vm' command fails with ANS9365E API return code 18000 and 26.
"A Required NT Privilege Is Not Held" on CIFS Share Backup
Database space exhausted following a restart of the server after an upgrade
ANR4615E ANR4578E Server database restore can fail on inaccessible media
ANS1796I code 305 error during filesystem Windows Bare Metal Restore
ANR4373E failure when running the Server command "Validate lanfree"

November 2016

EMC Centera SDK version 3.3X requires Windows update MS11-025
Unable to select VM for restore with backup-archive client GUI
ANR2968E Database backup terminated. DB2 sqlcode: -2033. DB2 sqlerrmc: 292
ANR0162W SQL1552N dsmserv fails to start due to suspended write operations
Installation of Tivoli Storage Manager Server may fail on Linux platforms
Unable to open 3584 LTO drive on Windows after operating system restart
SCRATCH Tape Management and FAQ with Tivoli Storage Manager
ANR9999D "Standalone Mode" Errors during Tivoli Storage Manager Database Restore
SCSI tape persistent reservation using IBM device driver

October 2016

Tivoli Storage Manager: ANR0162W(SQL0289N) and ANR0103E appear repeatedly.
Client backup fails with return code 653
Unable to add medium changer to Sun Solaris local zone
Tivoli Storage Manager server performance analysis - Disk I/O
Incremental backup saves unchanged objects located on EMC NAS
ANR4373E received issuing "ping server" command or command redirection
ANS1705E System Writers 'system writer' do not exist.
Backup DB "Total bytes backed up" higher than expected
Client incremental backup crash with memoryefficient diskcachemethod option

Problem-Solving Resources Online


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 FlashCopy Manager
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