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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November 2017

Top 5 Things To Do To Avoid A System Outage Crisis

IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management 7.1.8 and 8.1.2 tape optimized recall might cause data corruption (IT22692)

Security Bulletin: IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Windows Client password exposure (CVE-2016-8939)

October 2017

Security Bulletin: IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Unix Clients are vulnerable to unauthorized access to files by non-privileged users (CVE-2017-1301)

Security Bulletin: vCenter password disclosure via application tracing in IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Client and IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware

Security Bulletin: Offline dictionary attack vulnerability in IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) (CVE-2016-8937

Security Bulletin: Potential password exposure in IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manger) Server (CVE-2017-1339)

Security Bulletin: Multiple DB2 vulnerabilities affect IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manger) Server (CVE-2017-1105, CVE-2017-1297)

Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime affect IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Operations Center and Client Management Services (CVE-2017-10115, CVE-2017-10116)

August 2017

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

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

Security Bulletin: Weak file permissions vulnerability affects IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Tivoli Storage Manager ...

Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in OpenSSL affect the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Client and IBM Tivoli Storage ...

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

June 2017

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

Frequently Encountered Situations and FAQs

November 2017

ANS1225E Insufficient memory for file compression/expansion
Linux crash with lin_tape driver
Error ANR1217E during backup of deduplicated storage pool
Tivoli Storage Manager Administration Center install fails on credentials
Tivoli Storage Manager tape drive offline after firmware update
Operations Center logs remote monitoring errors in activity log
The backup-archive client is not upgraded using automatic deployment
Perl script to collect IBM Spectrum Protect server monitoring data
ANS1592E is displayed when 8.1.2 dsmc logs onto 8.1.2 server

October 2017

NFS V4 file backed up after file system unmounted and mounted again.
ANS0326E This node has exceeded its maximum number of mount points
Mixed media libraries using multiple LTO generation tape drives
ANS1592E is displayed when 8.1.2 dsmc logs onto 8.1.2 server
Replication between the source and target server fails due to communication failure

September 2017

6.3.6.100's install.exe for 32bit windows fails with windows error 216
Disaster Recovery using mksysb
After upgrading to a later version of IBM Global Security Kit (GSKit), an IBM Tivoli Storage Manager or IBM Spectrum Protect server might fail to start
Auto deployment of IBM Spectrum Protect Linux client fails with ANS4273E
Recover from ANR0162W and SQL0290N during server start
ANR3704E jvm failure on cloud storage pool space
Backup operation for an IBM Spectrum Protect database takes a long time to complete

August 2017

Modified Instructions for Complete Restores of Windows Systems with the TSM Client: Bare Metal Restore (BMR), System State Restore, Windows System Object Restore
Long running select command crashes Tivoli Storage Manager server
EXPORT NODE processing of multiple nodes and file spaces
Tivoli Storage Manager server instance logs lin_tape errors
IT21667: 'BACKUP VM' MIGHT CRASH DURING VCENTER COMMUNICATION'

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

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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