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JR52327: RUNNING BPMSNAPSHOTCLEANUP WITH -IGNOREDEPENDENCY = TRUE MAKES DATABASE OUT OF SYNC

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When you run the BPMSnapshotCleanup command with
    -ignoreDependency = true, toolkits that have other toolkits and
    process apps depending on them can be deleted without warning.
    As a result,toolkit dependencies become broken, snapshot menu
    items in IBM Process Center are missing, and process
    applications cannot be archived and deleted, among other issues.
     Essentially, IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) becomes
    unusable.
    
    
    PRODUCTS AFFECTED
    IBM BPM Advanced
    IBM BPM Standard
    IBM BPM Express
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • Using the BPMSnapshotCleanup command to remove un-named and
    archived snapshots from Process Center might corrupt the
    database when the ignoreDependencies parameter is set to true.
    This optional parameter specifies whether to delete the snapshot
     even if other process applications or toolkits depend on it. By
     default the ignoreDependencies parameter is set to false.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available that enforces dependency checking when
    removing snapshots, even if the ignoredependency parameter is
    specified. As a result, snapshots are not deleted if there are
    dependencies on the snapshot.
    
    On Fix Central (http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral), search
    for JR52327:
    
    1. Select IBM Business Process Manager with your edition from
    the product selector, the installed version to the fix pack
    level, and your platform, and then click Continue.
    2. Select APAR or SPR, enter JR52327, and click Continue.
    
    When you download fix packages, ensure that you also download
    the readme file for each fix. Review each readme file for
    additional installation instructions and information about the
    fix.
    
    For more information about the fixes related to the
    BPMSnapshotCleanup command, see "Issues with BPMDeleteSnapshot
    and BPMSnapshotCleanup commands in IBM Business Process Manager
    (BPM)" (
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21669992).
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR52327

  • Reported component name

    BPM STANDARD

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9500

  • Reported release

    855

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2015-01-20

  • Closed date

    2015-02-26

  • Last modified date

    2015-03-10

  • 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

    BPM STANDARD

  • Fixed component ID

    5725C9500

Applicable component levels

  • R850 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
10 March 2015