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IC94369: WEBSPHERE MQ FILE TRANSFER EDITION 7.0.4 INTERMITTENTLY REPORTS A STATUS OF PARTIAL_SUCCESS DURING FILE TRANSFERS.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • WebSphere MQ File Transfer (MQ FTE) fails to complete file
    transfers with a status of PARTIAL_SUCCESS.
    This occurs when placing groups of files on a Windows file
    share to be transferred and is due to the
    MQ FTE agent process being unable to successfully delete the
    source file despite the disposition on the
    transfer request being set to "delete".
    
    The transfer log of the agent shows
    "BFGSS0044W: The file has transferred successfully but the
    source agent was unable to delete the
    source file. "
    

Local fix

  • Remove the file system locks held by the WebSphere MQ File
    Transfer Edition agent and manually delete the source files.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    USERS AFFECTED:
    This issue affects all users of WebSphere MQ File Transfer
    Edition who request file transfers with the source disposition
    set to "delete".
    
    
    Platforms affected:
    MultiPlatform
    
    ****************************************************************
    PROBLEM SUMMARY:
    When performing file transfers, if the WebSphere MQ File
    Transfer Edition (FTE) source agent requires recovery, for
    example because of a broken connection to its agent queue
    manager, in-progress transfers are suspended. During recovery
    processing, file system locks on the underlying files should
    be released.
    
    If recovery processing occurred before all the file data was
    sent to the destination, the file system lock was correctly
    released. However, if recovery processing occurred after all the
    data was sent to the destination agent but before the transfer
    finished, i.e., the audit log messages hadn't been sent, then
    the file system lock was not released but the reference to it
    discarded. As a result, the agent could not release the file
    system lock post recovery processing. Therefore, the agent has
    an unsuccessful attempt to delete the source file and the
    transfer was reported as partially successfully with a BFGSS0044
    warning message.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition agent code has been
    updated to release any open locks on files in the case of
    agent recovery processing. When transfers are restarted post
    agent recovery, files will be relocked by the agent. This new
    file system lock will then be released at the end of the
    transfer. Therefore, if the file was successfully transferred
    and the source disposition setting on the transfer request
    message was set to 'delete', the source file will be deleted.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    The fix is targeted for delivery in the following PTFs:
    
    Version    Maintenance Level
    v7.0       7.0.4.4
    v7.5       7.5.0.3
    
    The latest available maintenance can be obtained from
    'WebSphere MQ Recommended Fixes'
    http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=171&uid=swg27006037
    
    If the maintenance level is not yet available information on
    its planned availability can be found in 'WebSphere MQ
    Planned Maintenance Release Dates'
    http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=171&uid=swg27006309
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC94369

  • Reported component name

    WMQ FILE TRANSF

  • Reported component ID

    5724R1000

  • Reported release

    704

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-07-24

  • Closed date

    2013-10-17

  • Last modified date

    2013-10-17

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WMQ FILE TRANSF

  • Fixed component ID

    5724R1000

Applicable component levels

  • R704 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 October 2013