[OpenAFS] butc backup deletedump tape reclamation

Rainer Toebbicke rtb@pclella.cern.ch
Tue, 02 May 2006 15:27:13 +0200

Robert Petkus wrote:
> Folks,
> I'm using OpenAFS 1.2.11 on Solaris 9 with TSM for backups.  The problem 
> is that while "backup deletedump" successfully removes dump records from 
> the backup database, tape resources are never reclaimed by TSM.   The 
> net result is that endless tapes are consumed by AFS with no clear end 
> in sight. Has anyone had this experience or any suggestions, clues how 
> to proceed.

If you deletedump with the proper -port option and a suitable butc is 
running on that port with TSM access, the dump objects are deleted. At 
least that is what we observe here. You don't specify -dbonly or such, 
do you?

Rainer Toebbicke
European Laboratory for Particle Physics(CERN) - Geneva, Switzerland
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