[ADSM-L] Can't backup 6.2 server after library switch

2011-07-06 12:20:37
Subject: [ADSM-L] Can't backup 6.2 server after library switch
From: Zoltan Forray/AC/VCU <zforray AT VCU DOT EDU>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2011 12:17:17 -0400
Servers are RH Linux and

Last week, we had some strange issues (don't ask - this one is for Shark
Tank) with one of our TSM servers, which is one of 2-Library
Managers for our 3494ATL.

So, in the interim we quickly moved the LM function to my server,
shuffled all tape drives, paths and tapes, updated all server devclasses,

Now, the 6.2 server that was the LM refuses to perform a DB backup to the
6.1 LM server. Other tape processing (migrate, backup stgpool) seems to
work just fine.

The error I get is:

7/6/2011 11:09:15 AM ANR8448E Scratch volume insert-volume-name-here from
library IBM-TS1130 rejected - volume name is already in use.

which it repeats for 19-iterations and then fails with:

7/6/2011 11:24:00 AM ANR2971E Database backup/restore/rollforward
terminated - DB2 sqlcode -2025 error.

All the tapes it is given are scratch.

It proceeds to lock down all the tapes as if they were in use/private and
I have to manually perform "delete volhist .. force=yes" on the 6.1 LM

I have done a few Google searches and all I find are references to the
book on the ANR2971E error messages telling me to give it a scratch tape.

Any thoughts?

Zoltan Forray
TSM Software & Hardware Administrator
Virginia Commonwealth University
UCC/Office of Technology Services
zforray AT vcu DOT edu - 804-828-4807
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