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storage pool is currently in use, but no process or session active

Dear TSM admins,
We use a container directory based storage pool.
For a few days now activities on the storage pool are refused because the storage pool is "currently in use".
There are no active processes or sessions. Seems like an "in use flag" was not turned off.
Q stgpool f=d
everything is normal.
The container directories look fine.
Any ideas how to get out of this state ?
protect stgpool cpool type=local

Session established with server XXX: Windows
Server Version 8, Release 1, Level 7.000
Server date/time: 11-05-2019 23:33:54 Last access: 11-05-2019 19:01:08

ANR3658E PROTECT STGPOOL: Storage pool CPOOL is currently in use by
replication, repair, protect, encrypt, move operations or remove
ANS8001I Return code 12

David de Leeuw
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Beer Sheva


ADSM.ORG Senior Member
Have you looked at actlog for the past few days?
Might be useful to see what was running or trying to run.
Since your post indicated you were on 8.1.7, I'd suggest getting a PMR opened to IBM. May have found an issue that needs to be addressed!
Pretty hard for me to find out, as the error continued a number of days, so it is difficult to find the root and what happened there. Also I am not the site admin here, just using an instance of the server. I don't have an IBM customer number.
At least now this is reported here, I assume some IBM maintainer also keeps an eye on the forum. And if anyone gets stuck, please report to IBM...

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