[OpenAFS] butc backup deletedump tape reclamation

Robert Petkus rpetkus@bnl.gov
Tue, 02 May 2006 10:12:00 -0400

I hate when I finally muster the pluck to ask some potentially dumb 
question on a list and then minutes later a possible resolution emerges...

Looks like our TSM backup administrator "maybe" had the AFS backup 
expiration set for some real high value which resulted in the 
accumulation of tapes. 


Robert Petkus wrote:

> Rainer Toebbicke wrote:
>> 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?
> That's what I do as well -- for example: "backup deletedump -to 
> 03/01/06 -p 3"
> The dump objects are indeed deleted, at least from the perspective of 
> AFS.  But TSM never reclaims the tapes where those dumps were stored.
> Robert
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