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mmbackup and tsm


Hi all,

this is a new installation:

from our gpfs server, i can run dsmc and it connects fine without errors.

However, when i run mmbackup it gives and error:

mmbackup: Fileset snapshot snapfs1 will be used for inode-space backup.
mmbackup: Backup of /gpfs/fileset1 begins at Tue May 19 15:54:57 EDT 2020.
Tue May 19 15:54:58 2020 mmbackup:IBM Spectrum Protect
Command Line Backup-Archive Client Interface
Client Version 8, Release 1, Level 9.0
Client date/time: 05/19/20 15:54:58
(c) Copyright by IBM Corporation and other(s) 1990, 2019. All Rights Reserved.

Node Name: GPDATA
ANS1592E Failed to initialize SSL protocol.

returned 12. Skipping server 1
Tue May 19 15:54:58 2020 mmbackup:No valid servers, previous shadow files or query data available for any specified TSM server. exit 12

mmbackup: Backup of /gpfs/fileset1 completed with errors at Tue May 19 15:54:58 EDT 2020.
mmbackup: Command failed. Examine previous error messages to determine cause.

ANS1592E Failed to initialize SSL protocol - this appears to be TSM issue but TSM connectivity works fine.

Any ideas?


ADSM.ORG Senior Member
Hi illllm

I run GPFS mmbackup and Space Manager // HSM to a TSM (SP) Server instance to IBM TS4500 library and it works very good.



well waited for IBM to get back to me for 3 days! As usual, terrible support.
I fixed the issue.

Protect and Scale have different versions of gskits. They were not compatible. I had to upgrade one to them so both had the same version.

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